Obesity Informative Essay

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Obesity can be defined as a medical condition where excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have adverse effects on ones health, leading to shortened life expectancy and/or increased health problems. If a person weight is 20% higher then it should be that person is considered to be obese. If your BMI (body mass index) is between 25-29.9 you’re considered to be over weight and if it over 30 you’re considered obese. How is your BMI calculated you may ask? Well it’s a number calculated by your height and weight. This can be a handy way of knowing if you’re over weight but does not give you an idea of the percent of fat in your body.

Why do people come obese? It’s not like people just decide to be over weight. There are many contributing factors to obesity. A few to mention are 1) Over eating- People are eating WAY too much and on top of that what they do eat isn’t good for you. In the USA since 1971 the percent of obese people has doubled. …show more content…

Staying inside not getting any physical activity can also affect your hormones, which can contribute to being over weight. 3) Obesity Gene- obesity can be hereditary there are certain genes affect appetite and metabolism. Signs of obesity are excessive weight gain and a BMI (body mass index) over 30. If obesity is not treated or looked after quickly it can lead to some major problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis etc. All these are very serious problems and can have very serious

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