This is important as proteins assist in maintaining lean body mass. My measured fat is 31.8 lb and my fat percent is 26.2%. Using the Garrow and Webster equation, I got 31.4 lb and 25% for measured fat and fat percent, respectively, which are both close estimations to my result. My result demonstrates that my fat percent is higher than normal (18-23%). Since I did not exceed the 30%, definition of obesity, this suggests that my fat percentage fall in the range of people who are overweight.
(2007) found that ‘social distance plays a stronger role than geographic distance in the spread of behaviors or norms associated with obesity’. Over the recent past the amount of people suffering obesity has increased with 7 percent in the United States. At this moment 31 percent of the inhabitants suffer from obesity, and 66 percent are overweigt. Possible reasons for the increase in weight are consumtion of unhealthy food and physical inactivity. Being physically inactive is responsible for one in ten deaths among the adults in the United States.
So it is clear from the data analysis that the weight lifters are significantly higher in Fat mass than the Body Builders. TABLE-3 Mean values and t-values of lean body mass for body builders and weight lifters. Group Mean value Mean difference t Remarks Body builders 59.54 29.75 4.75 Significant at 0.05 level Weight lifters 89.29 It appears from table 3 that lean body mass for body builders group was 59.54 and 89.29 for weight lifters group. So it is revealed that the mean lean body mass value of weight lifters group was greater than the body builders group. In order to test the significance of the difference between means t value was calculated from the table which is seen that the calculated t value was 4.75.
Overweight and Obesity In Nepal Introduction Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. It is characterized by excessive accumulation of fat which reflects on the most basic level, on overall positive balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Body mass index (BMI) is defined as a simple index of weight-for-height commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults obtained by calculating a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his/her height in meters (kg/m2). WHO defines overweight as a BMI greater than or equal to 25; and obesity as a BMI greater than or equal to 30 for adults. Obesity is the one of the most prevalent
Nowadays children are suffering from obesity that was once considered to be meant for adults only. What are its causes and what solutions can be offered? Write about: *diet *busy life style *your own idea INTRODUCTION Childhood obesity is a multifaceted fitness matter. It takes place when a teenager is well above the ordinary or strong weight for his or her age and height. The causes of excess weight gain in young people are comparable to those in adults, together with factors such as a person’s actions and inheritance.
There have been over fifty kinds of adipolins been identified, but adiponectin and leptin worth our further discussion. Hormonal function of Adipose Tissue in Causing of Obesity As the level of plasma adiponectin concentration fall with increasing obesity, with the effect more significant in men than in women, this is correlated to insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. Insulin resistance means glucose builds up in the blood instead of being transfer to glycogen to store in liver or being absorbed by the cells, will easily lead to type 2 diabetes. For leptin, which is the first adipocyte hormone identified, can influence food intake through a direct effect on the hypothalamus. Research proved that in human and rodents, plasma leptin concentrations are highly correlated with BMI.For most obese individuals, they have high leptin concentrations which facilitates the secretion of extra adipose tissue.
The poorer segments of the population are the worst affected by the obesity epidemic in richer societies. A number of studies conducted recently lend additional credence to this conclusion. These studies, for instance, find that in countries such as the United States of America, United Kingdom Spain, Sweden, and Canada, there is a clear inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and obesity (Zhang and Wang, 2004; El Sayed et al, 2012; Ventosa and Urbanos-Garrido, 2016; Rodriguez-Caro et al, 2016; Hajizadeh et al, 2013). The magnitude and direction of the socioeconomic gradient, however, varies within population sub-groups. Zhang and Wang (2004) assess socioeconomic disparities in overweight and obesity in the United States of America, stratifying the study population by gender, age and ethnicity, and discover substantial heterogeneity in the socioeconomic disparities in overweight and obesity across the strata.
This risk factor is present at childhood age. The data of a survey conducted by Institute of Public Health (Institute of Statistics, 2009) showed that 15.2% of children aged nine and ten years are overweight, of which 3.8% are obese. The rates of childhood obesity have increased greatly throughout the world. This rate is increasing in Albania too. The need for immediate action is imperative.
(Obesity Statistics) With just over 15% of the adult Malaysian population suffering from obesity, Malaysian has now become the sixth fattest country in Asia and the fattest in South East Asia. (Brian, 2014) These obesity cases lead to several problems. The problems that associated with obesity among Malaysians are lifestyle, over consumption of food or overeating and bad dietary choices. Obviously, to avert or tackle this issue, different agencies must work hand to hand with group to make it less demanding for a person to get an ideal BMI and realise that a good diet choice, exercises and avoiding over consumption of food is very important to avoid obesity (Alya Hamzah, 2014). The most important agency is government which has to give awareness to the society on how to avoid obesity.