The real definition of Obesity is characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body. Some of the symptoms of obesity are chubbiness, fattiness, weight gain which comes from not having the right foods in your diet that are high in fat. Over two thirds of adults in America are overweight or obese. Fattiness is another word for obese. A lot of people don’t know that this disease can cause many health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, cancer and even diabetes.
Obesity also has an affect on things other than your weight like: your energy, health, and economic wellbeing. Obesity has been increasing lately and, despite the many causes of it, the most standard are psychological, environmental, and genetic. The most obvious symptom of obesity is being overweight. If a person has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater, then he/she is obese. Due to the extra fat in the neck and chest, an obese person may need to take short, shallow breaths.
Genetics and prescription medications also play a key role in obesity. Obesity defined as having excess fat in the body. A person described as being overweight is if he/she weighs more than the standard size of one’s age and height. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDCP), adults are considered to be obese if their body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater(CDCP) while an adult whose BMI is between 25 and 29.9 is deemed to be overweight (CDCP). Children whose BMI is greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for their age are said to obese (CDCP).
Eating a lot of food than the body can use for energy makes this deposition. (5) The main explanation for this are eating too much or having a diet high in fat and calories and having lack of exercise or activity. Carrie Fredericks in her book “Obesity” he mention some facts about the causes of obesity and he said that people who get 20 to 30 minutes of exercise most days are less likely to be obese(31). So exercise is one of the factors that prevent obesity. Most dietary research suggests that people should limit the amount of fatty foods they consume to less than 30 percent of their daily energy consumption.
A person who has BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as an excess of body fat accumulation in adipose tissue, with implications for human health. There are many causes of obesity. However, the excess weight basically is linked the bad eating habits, sedentary lifestyle consequence of low physical activity and genetic factors . B1 People with poor eating habits often eat too much sugar and fat,instead they do not put fruit and vegetables as part of daily meals frequently.The fat and sugar in excess provide additional energy to the body.
Do you know or love someone who is obese? Chances are you do, because every one in three people in the United States is obese. Obesity is a rising problem from adults to even small children. This condition causes many problems ranging from chronic health diseases to emotional disorders. As obesity is the second cause in deaths in America, there are ways to decrease and prevent the number of people living with this condition.
While genetic factors have been attributed to obesity, the major cause is the consumption of foods that are high in fat content. A sedentary lifestyle by people who eat these fatty foods allows for the accumulation of fat in the body resulting in the extra weight. Even those without a sedentary lifestyle, but have a diet full of fats with less exercise are also at the risk of becoming obese. Obesity is a concern in the world with an increase in prevalence from 4.2% in 1990 to 6.7% in 2010. In the United States, obesity is a national health issue that has attracted special attention from the First Lady of t... ... middle of paper ... ...taking care of these areas by eating healthy and exercising adequately can help escape obesity thus avoiding all these challenges that come with it.
Fat people are everywhere! Well maybe that is not entirely true but the percentage of obese people has been rising for the last few decades. What exactly is obesity? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Obesity means having too much body fat.” Being overweight and being obese are not the same medical condition. A person can be overweight from having extra muscle, fat, bone, or water within their body.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has declared obesity a disease. Obesity means that an individual has too much body weight that could possibly cause a health risk. Having a body-mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher makes an individual morbidly obese. A healthy BMI would be from 20 to 24.9. The United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world with an estimated of 36% of American adults suffering from it.
Obesity and Diabetes affect many people in the US, but could obesity be causing diabetes? Obesity is more common than people think. One question that may arise is what is obesity? Well, “Obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or over, accounts for nearly 300,000 deaths in the U.S. each year” (“Harmful” n.pg.). This statistic is frightening.