How to Measure Obesity Essay

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Obesity is the condition where the body fat exceeds the limit and leads to an effect on the health of the body. Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem. Did you know the United States of America has the highest rate of obesity in the world. So how much do you know about obesity?

You should know how obesity is measured? Obesity is difficult to measure. The best measure we have is the BMI or Body Mass Index. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. The symptoms of obesity are, breathlessness or in other words unable to breathe properly. Because the people who are obese and overweight are very large, moving and walking around is very hard to
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Stroke can happen to overweight people when a blood clot blocks an artery that carries blood from the heart to the brain and the blood will not flow to the brain which causes the brain cells to die and the brain gets damaged.
There are many reasons that cause obesity. The causes of obesity are complex and include genetic, biological, behavioral and cultural factors. The most important environmental is inactive lifestyle, many people around the world aren’t active and spend their whole time watching TVs and sitting on the computer and also it’s a big problem because nowadays all the kids play video games and play with their iPad for more than 3 hours. Also other reasons for being inactive are depending on the car instead of walking for example, many people use their car only to go to the grocery which is less than 1km instead of walking. People who are inactive are more likely to gain weight because they don’t burn enough calories. Genes take a big part from the causes of obesity. Your chances of being obese are greater if one of your parents is overweight. The genes may also affect the amount of fats that is stored in your body. Children may also take the habits of their parents. The child who has one of his parents overweight and eat food with high calories and inactive will likely be overweight too, but if the parents were eating healthy food and active the child will be healthy. So its up to the parents if their child watched them eating

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