Body Fat Research Paper

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How Will Too Much Sugar Intake Affect Your Body?

Bryan Moore
North Carolina A&T State University
Biology 100
Professor Megan S. Doldron
Spring 2018

Body fat composition of a human being refers to the percentage ratio between the total fat and body mass. Body fat is composed of essential and stored fats. Essential fats are crucial in maintaining the health of individual and other reproductive functions. The fat composition in people varies with age and gender. Excessive body fat percentage is often associated with overweight and obesity which can impair the health of an individual. The prevalence of obesity has increased over the past years due to the eating habits of individuals. Excessive body fat is …show more content…

This is manifested by the statuettes taken during the Paleolithic period of plump women. There are different social factors related to obesity for example discrimination and low self-esteem.
It is an important measure in determining the rate of exposure to serious health issues such as heart attack and obesity. The higher the body mass in comparison with the height, the higher the BMI. Individuals with a BMI less than 18.5kg/m2 are considered underweight. The normal BMI should be between 18.5KG/M2 and 29.9kg/m2. Overweight or obese individuals have a BMI greater than 30kg/m2 (Nuttall, 2015).
Maintaining a normal and healthy body weight can protect an individual from a variety of illnesses. Assessment of the BMI index and maintaining it will help in shape and living longer. It also reduces the risk of exposure to cancer. The Preventive Cancer Foundation (PCF) states that a person with a BMI of 30 to 60% is at a high risk of developing cancer. An abnormal body fat composition is particularly risky as it increases the chances of cancer development by …show more content…

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