Clinical Consequences Of Obesity And Obesity

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Clinical Consequences of Obesity Name Date Clinical Consequences of Obesity Obesity is a growing issue in western and developing countries. It is a medical condition in which a person accumulates excess triacylglycerols in fatty tissue to the extent that it has negative consequences on the health of the person. Extreme cases of obesity are likely to have a genetic basis of which is majority polygenic. The body mass index of a healthy person should be between 20 and 25 but if it exceeds 26 the person is termed as overweight. If more fat is accumulated to the extent that the body mass index is more than 30, then the person is said to be obese. In addition, the pathophysiological mechanisms that cause obesity are mainly a mixture…show more content…
As a result, one out of every three children is likely to be obese or overweight, and thus their performance in school is adversely affected. This worrying trend is mainly attributed to the lifestyles that majority of the people are adopting such as consuming junk foods that have high-calorie contents, and more specifically among young people that consume excessive amounts of sweetened drinks. The sweetened drinks tremendously increase the carbohydrate or sugar levels to the extent that it becomes harmful to their bodies. The situation is worsened by the increasing lack of adequate physical exercise partly due to the technological advancement that has led to the availability of many gadgets such as washing machines, computers, and dishwashers among others that encourage people to live sedentary lives. Other factors such as lack of enough sleep, obesity genes, smoking and some types of medications have also contributed to worsening of the condition. Environmental changes which have continued to take place in almost all parts of the world have contributed to the increasing prevalence of the condition. The result is the creation of global pandemic that has diverse implications on the general human mortality in the coming years and it thus seems that all people will have a polygenetic risk of developing obesity. Obesity has both short term and long term effects which range from health effects to well-being effects that are usually detrimental on the
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