Thursday, November 17, 2011

Risk factors for obesity:

Obesity is a health problem that causes many serious diseases, in addition to the normal inhibition of your personal and social activities. It can be caused by genetic and environmental factors. Learn more about risk factors for obesity.

Obesity is a growing problem of health and is characterized by the accumulation of excess body fat. It is usually assessed using body mass index or BMI, which is measured by comparing the weight and size of an individual. If the BMI of an individual is 30 or more, then he or she can be declared obese. On the other hand, if over 40 years, was appointed as morbid obesity. Sometimes, a measure of the size of the circle, can also give an idea about obesity.

Obesity is a growing concern for most people, especially in developed countries. There may be many factors, genetic environment, which can lead to obesity. Obesity is often observed in individuals whose parents or other family members are obese. Genetics is a risk factor for obesity, such as genes are responsible for determining the appetite and metabolism, or the conversion of food into energy. In addition, determine the storage and distribution of fat. Apart from genetics, lifestyle and eating habits also play an important role, often as family members tend to develop the same habits.


Physical activity and helps us stay fit and healthy, burning excess calories. Thus, lack of exercise, combined with excessive consumption of high calorie foods, can cause excessive weight gain. Another important risk factor for obesity can be the life. Although obesity can occur at any age, the risk of developing it increases with increasing age, because many of the hormonal changes taking place in our body. This, together with reduced physical activity, can cause weight gain. In addition to low-fat with age, so it is important to reduce your calorie intake to prevent the accumulation of excess fat.

Sometimes, certain medications such as antidepressants, steroids, drugs for diabetes, anti-seizure medications and beta-blockers, may be responsible for obesity. In addition, monitoring is another important factor for obesity, because it can increase appetite and cause hormonal changes. In women, sometimes weight gain during pregnancy can lead to obesity, because many women do not lose weight after childbirth. Another association was observed between smoking cessation and weight gain, which can sometimes lead to obesity. Furthermore, it was discovered that people who are obese, generally obese friends and relatives, because they are generally similar ways, such as eating fast food or fried foods.

Obesity may be a risk factor for a number of health complications, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, osteoarthritis, some forms of cancer such as uterine, ovarian, colon, rectum and prostate. Although genetic factors responsible for the causes of obesity can†™ t be adequately controlled, environmental factors, on the other side can be effectively controlled with a change in lifestyle and eating habits. Substitute high-calorie fast food fruits and vegetables can be beneficial in preventing weight gain. This must be complemented by physical activity and exercise, which can help you lose excess weight and obesity, and control.

Risk factors for obesity are:

Diet †"If you eat high-calorie, nutrient-poor food, is likely to eat more calories than you burn each day, which increases the risk of becoming obese.

Lack of exercise †"If don†™ t enough physical activity (exercise), you may burn fewer calories than you consume each day, increasing the risk of becoming obese.

The changes varied work †"Shift work at different times of day and night increases the risk of becoming obese.

Diseases and drugs †"Some drugs, rare genetic diseases, and hormonal imbalances (such as the thyroid and Cushing†™ s disease) increase the risk of obesity.

Quitting smoking †"When you stop smoking, your weight may increase. This tendency can be overcome by reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. Overall, the health benefits of quitting smoking in a much higher risk high gain weight.

Age †"the prevalence of obesity more than doubles the age of 20 and 55 However, this may be due to decreased activity. A recent study found that 30 years, more than half of the large number of non-obese males and females are overweight.

Genetic factors †"specific, rare inherited can increase the risk of obesity. It also appears to be a general tendency to obesity in families, although why this is not good included.

Of course †"There is a higher incidence of obesity in certain races or ethnic groups. In the United States, obesity affects 66% of middle-aged women in black and 68% of Mexican American women, compared with 45% of white women.

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