Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health it is defined by body mass index (bmi) and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waist-hip ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors. Childhood obesity is a serious health threat to children kids in the obese category have surpassed simply being overweight and are at risk for a number of chronic health conditions. Obesity is usually the result of overeating, but in a small percentage of people excess weight gain is a symptom of another disease there are also certain inherited conditions and other diseases.
The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight go far beyond improved energy and smaller clothing sizes by losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you are also likely to enjoy a higher quality-of-life too. Surgery for obesity and related diseases 20051:523-529  greenberg i, perna f, kaplan m, sullivan ma behavioral and psychological factors in the assessment and treatment of obesity surgery patients. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk of type 2 diabetes metabolic syndrome this cluster of conditions can put your child at risk of heart disease, diabetes or other health problems. Health-related quality of life (hrqol) integrates the effect of obesity (or any other condition) across physical, psychological, and social functioning although hrqol is a relatively young field of research, a number of studies have evaluated the overall impact of obesity on hrqol.
In some people, obesity can be traced to a medical cause, such as prader-willi syndrome, cushing's syndrome and other conditions medical problems, such as arthritis, also can lead to decreased activity, which may result in weight gain. Health risks of being overweight overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes , heart disease, and certain cancers if you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child. Because this phenomenon is becoming ever-more present, obesity is becoming more frequent and is starting to show that its adverse health effects not only does obesity increase the risk of diabetes, but of cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and much more.
These population nutrient intake and physical activity goals should contribute in the development of regional strategies and national guidelines to reduce the burden of disease related to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, several forms of cancer, osteoporosis and dental disease. --obesity is clustered in families (if both parents are obese, then there is a 70-80% chance that their children will be obese --obesity behaves as a complex of polygenic diseases involving interactions btwn multiple genes & the environment. In october 2012, results of a large study indicated that too little sleep can affect the function of fat cells and increase the risk for weight gain and related conditions like type 2 diabetes a number of medical factors also contribute to obesity and overweight, including the following. Obesity significantly increases your risk of developing life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer each year, approximately 280,000 adults die from an obesity-related condition in the united states. Obesity is an epidemic in the united states this condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer according to the centers for.
Here's a closer look at seven conditions that are linked to being obese or overweight heart disease and stroke extra weight makes you more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol both of those conditions make heart disease or stroke more likely. Second, huge financial costs result from the care and treatment of those with obesity-related diseases third, obesity adversely affects workplace costs by decreasing worker productivity and increasing the need for support services and disability management. Metabolic syndrome, sometimes known by other names, is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions: central obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides, and low serum high-density lipoprotein (hdl.
Nevertheless, lifestyle-modification characterized by an increase in physical activity and a balanced diet can reduce obesity and the risk of obesity-associated co-morbid conditions despite minimal or no weight loss. Children with obesity-related diabetes face a much higher risk of many comorbid diseases, especially kidney failure , by middle age and death from cardiovascular events, when compared with adult onset of diabetes. Obesity results from a combination of causes and contributing factors, including individual factors such as behavior and genetics behaviors can include dietary patterns, physical activity, inactivity, medication use, and other exposures.