Obesity: The Most Common Causes Of Obesity

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Obesity is the condition when a person is overweight due to the excessive amount of fat being accumulated in the body. Obesity is caused because of some diseases, drugs, and unhealthy lifestyles. It is a growing global health problem. Genetic Diseases, such as the Prader-Willi Syndrome, can cause obesity. In children, the Prader-Willi Syndrome is genetically the most common cause of obesity. It is a disorder in which the 15th chromosome has an abnormality. The child will experience chronic hunger and the overeating can lead to an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Furthermore, hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovaries and adrenal glands can contribute to obesity. Steroids, anti-depressants, and oral contraceptives may also contribute to …show more content…
If portion control is not taken into consideration, an over consumption of calories can occur. Consuming a large amount of calories or foods high in fat are common factors that lead to obesity. When speaking of poor nutrition, beverages are also included, meaning that some beverages are not very healthy. For example, alcoholic beverages are high in calories and usually heavy drinkers do not have a healthy body mass index due to the mass intake of calories in the alcohol. Students who sit at school numerous hours and adults who usually work sitting are at risk of obesity. The reason being is that they lack physical activity. Due to the lack of physical activity, energy is not burned and fat gets stored. It is recommended by the Department of Health that adults do at least two and a half hours of moderate physical activity weekly. With obesity, children and adults are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as strokes or coronary heart disease. The obesity consequences do not end at cardiovascular diseases, since the cardiovascular diseases are predisposing factors of diabetes and hypertension. Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis may be obtained due to obesity. Also, obesity can cause some cancers such as breast cancer and colon …show more content…
I can say that I, myself am held responsible for my nutrition and daily activity. My family and I sometimes eat at fast food restaurants because sometimes we are too lazy to prepare a healthy meal for ourselves. We are also sometimes too busy doing chores, working, or studying to dedicate enough time to physical activity. We use fast food restaurants for breakfast and dinner usually. My parents are usually busy at work and my siblings and I do not complain about the meals we get because we like them even though they are

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