Essay about Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

1496 Words Oct 27th, 2014 6 Pages
Overweight and Obesity – Literature Review A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that obesity is among the 10 preventable health risks across the globe. However, this health risk contributes to 300,000 annual deaths in the United States. Obesity is a health risk that is linked to various disorders such as diabetes, liver disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia (Wilborn et al., 2005, p.4). Generally, the condition is thought to be simply associated with an imbalance between a person’s energy intake and expenditure. However, the findings of more researches demonstrate that behavioral, genetic, and physiological factors play a crucial role in the etiology of this health risk. Moreover, exercise and diet are considered as important components that play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of this health risk as well as its associated disorders like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.
This article will begin with an evaluation or overall assessment of overweight and obesity epidemic. The brief assessment will include an overview of the worldwide prevalence of obesity, its societal impact, and etiology. This will be followed with a discussion regarding the risk factors and complications of obesity. In this case, the author will analyze the risk factors and complications based on the conclusion presented by researchers or the utilized research articles. The analysis will be carried out on the basis of the link between risk…

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