Obesity: Change Isn’t Always Bad

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“Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.” ― Karl Lagerfeld, One in three children is overweight or obese and at risk of early diabetes and hypertension. Obesity is a growing health condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body, as most health conditions obesity has its symptoms, causes, ways of diagnosing, and treatments. Two of the most common causes of obesity are the consumption of too many calories and leading a sedentary lifestyle where an individual not only consumes too much calories but also reduces their own physical activity because of the many modern day inventions that doesn’t require people to move and work as much as they would without them, this lack of movement causes the body to burn less calories than usual which increases the amount of calories in one’s body. A research by a team from the University of Barcelona identified another cause of obesity where fructose a type of sugar may alter lipid energy metabolism and causes metabolic syndrome. Also, the sugar fructose is primarily metabolized in the human liver and this sometimes causes fatty liver which eventually leads to obesity. Causes related to the nature of an individual’s body consist of genetics and the thyroid gland. In the case of the thyroid gland a phenomena called hypothyroidism occurs, where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones needed by the body and in the case of genetics there is a gene called FTO that makes 1 in every 6 people overeat a research conducted by a team of scientists from University College London showed that people with this specific gene tend to eat more, prefer high-energy fatty foods, take them much longer to feel full, and are usually obese. The lack ... ... middle of paper ... ...mptoms, and treatments. For the sake of a healthy and prosperous future we should stop our deranged habits and follow the lead of all the healthy people in this world and if we don’t start heading toward a healthy lifestyle and keep living this way then all of us will end up dying at an early age because of all the risks and diseases an obese people can have. Works Cited http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/obesity/ http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/subtopic/causes-obesity http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Obesity/Pages/Obesitysymptoms.aspx http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/obesity/DS00314/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Obesity/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/tc/high-cholesterol-overview http://stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/COE/surgicalServices/generalSurgery/bariatricsurgery/obesity/effects.html

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