Cause Of Obesity
Today two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children struggle with overweight and obesity. Obesity is not just an appearance concern; it is the excessive body fat that can increase the risk other diseases and health problems. Whether someone is obese or not depends on their Body Mass Index (BMI); 25 to 29.9 is overweight, 30+ is obese, and 40+ is extremely obese. There is no single cause of all overweight and obesity. There is no single approach that can help prevent or treat overweight and obesity. However, over the years, people have gathered more information about this disease and come up with multiple reason why people are obese. The number one cause of obesity is the fact that people are not eating a healthy diet and not exercising enough. It is easy to go out and grab some fast food with our busy schedule. A healthy diet is not just about having more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, it’s also about maintaining a balanced diet, moderation, and portion control. By consuming more fatty and sugary foods but more burning them off, creates a buildup of fats in the body. Hence, this leads to overweight, high BMI, and also obesity.
The environment that we live in and the culture we practice also play a role in obesity. Large portions of food are energy that is consumed into the body; however, not enough energy is burned out. When everyone around us is eating the same portion, the same unhealthy food, and doing similar activities, it is hard to just listen to your body and think how much it really needs. This leads to overeating, inactive lifestyle, and also mindless eating. When parents are obese, the children are more likely to be obese in the future. This is because children adopt their parents’ behavior. A child is more likely to have symptoms of obesity if his parents are overweight, eating high calories food, unhealthy diet, and inactive.
Obesity may not seem like a crucial disease like cancer, but it is as deadly as any diseases out there. Obesity can increase a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, breathing problems, and even cancer. It important to take note of the causes of obesity and recognize them so that being obese will not be the next common disease. Having a healthy diet, going outdoors and staying active, changing the portion size and mindless eating habits, and starting a new healthy lifestyle can not only prevent you from being obese but also reduce your risk to other sickness and disease as well as creating a healthier body for a better life.
Example of a Definition essay on Health about:
obesity / doctor / food / fat / organism
The causes and consequences of obesity as a very dangerous disease that lead to a fatal outcome.
How is obesity defined? What organs and systems of the human organism are mostly affected by obesity? What are the possible causes of obesity?
Obesity is a diet-related chronic disease, which requires a longtime medic treatment in order to decrease the frequency of accompanying diseases and death rate. In other words obesity is “accumulation” of fat in the organism, which leads to the increase of the surplus mass of the body by 20% and more compared to the average normal body mass value (“ideal” mass of body).
Introduction: What is obesity? Obesity is a disease connected to improper nutrition in a way that the amount of the fatty tissue of the body stored from the food taken starts being completely unhealthy. Doctors start talking about obesity when the body mass index is over thirty kilograms for a square meter. It is usually common when the amount of food exceeds the amount of corresponding exercises. Obesity is a diet-related chronic disease, which requires a longtime medic treatment in order to decrease the frequency of accompanying diseases and death rate. In other words obesity is “accumulation” of fat in the organism, which leads to the increase of the surplus mass of the body by 20% and more compared to the average normal body mass value (“ideal” mass of body). In different countries from 40 to 70% of the populations suffers from obesity.
What does obesity affect? Obesity does not leave untouched any organ in the organism as it primarily affects the vessels in the body and therefore as all organs have vessels – they experience certain difficulties depending go the amount of exceeding weight. As the primarily result most of the people that have obesity suffer from hypertension, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure. People with obesity may also suffer from diabetes and have high triglyceride levels in their bodies.The major group of obesity-caused body organs dysfunction may not be considered fatal each one apart but altogether create a very strong base of the probable fatal outcome. They are: dysfunctions connected with the inability of obesity-patients to reproduce, all types of respiratory dysfunctions when lungs do not cope with the body mass tension and certain musculoskeletal problems depending on each given situation. The fatal illnesses that people suffering from obesity may face are the following: cancer diseases, the gallbladder disease and others.As a result obesity patients die early and very often from the cardiovascular disease which results from the prothrombotic state that the organism experiences from the extra weight.
Conclusion: Possible causes of obesity. The surplus mass of the body may result from different fermentative metabolic defects and infractions of different oxide processes in the organism. But in the first place all these defects appear because of excessive caloric intake on the background of constant insufficient caloric expenditure. So primarily it means that a person eats a lot and does not do any exercises to burn the calories. There also exists a possibility of genetic predisposition to this disease. In this case the centers responsible for appetite in the genes are damaged. Also if a person is experiencing constant stress and does not get enough sleep he may become a subject to become a person suffering from obesity. Nevertheless, it is very hard to say that each of these factors by themselves can cause this terrible illness. It has more of a combination of these causal factors. There is also a large list of eating disorders such as the binge eating disorder that often later on convert into obesity. They have a lot to do with experiencing constant anxiety as they appear as an attempt o the organism to solve the situation.
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