Obesity: One of the Biggest Problems of Humanity Essay

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One of the biggest problems of humanity nowadays is obesity. From some years until now, humans have been suffering from this eating disorder with more frequency. Obesity is when one has too much body fat, and is unable either by genetic or environmental factors to control it. This problem has become more frequent as the society of today is all about consumption, fast food, calories and lack of exercise, as a simple machine is able to do everything one is too lazy to do. This is a problem because worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and obesity is the fifth leading risk of global deaths. As a whole, approximately 2.8 million people die per year because of obesity and this disease is the main cause of heart attacks and diabetes in…show more content…
Exercising is dangerous when the blood level pressure decreases rapidly and has no medical intervention. Stopping suddenly is also dangerous, as the endorphins produced by exercise are not well managed. The opioid peptides or endorphins released when exercising create the feeling of euphoria or being "high" on runners or other athletes who over exercise, this feeling can lead to a series of actions a person commits as when being drunk or "high" by drugs, as well as becoming addict to the sensation. Technology and medicine have both developed more advanced solutions and treatments such as the bariatric surgery. This is a surgery in which part of the stomach is removed, in order to be reduced for an obese person to eat less. This is an appropriate surgery that brings a lot of benefits for a person, as the U.S government recommends it and it is proved that it brings long-term weight loss, a decrease of risk to suffer diabetes and improves cardiovascular risk factors that affect mainly obese people. It has been proved that it reduces and prevents against high cholesterol, helps to control high blood pressure levels, and reduces the risk obstructive sleep apnea, which affects then the neck of an obese individual. And lastly, according to the American Heart Association, this surgery is now just 1% of mortality rate. But this process is not that safe at all; the most common secondary
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