Environmental Issues Of Obesity And Obesity

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Environmental issues Abstract Obesity is a medical condition in which the person has excess body fat. Obesity affects over one-third people around the world; this includes children under the age of five. Obesity can be defined by body mass index or BMI. The BMI is the percentage body fat and total body fat. A BMI in the range of 18.5 – 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. A BMI that is above 25.0 – 29.9 is considered overweight. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Children’s healthy weight varies on age and sex. It is not an absolute number. Obesity causes many deaths every year. In the United States it is estimated that over 300,000 people die every year. In Europe over one million deaths every year. It also accounts for many obesity-related conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers and many other conditions. Obesity does affect some groups more than others like middle age adults and blacks. Obesity occurs over time from eating more calories than you use. Genetics also play a role in obesity, with the help of environmental factors. Polymorphisms in various genes that controls appetite and metabolism are predispose to obesity. Children are predisposing to obesity if the parents are. Family influences can cause obesity. How the family is cooking to buying fresh or processed foods. A person’s work schedule can cause obesity. An erratic work times completely interrupts cycles of activities. People remain awake the whole night and then they

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