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Cause and Effect of Obesity
Cases of obesity have been on the rise globally. WHO estimates that since the 1980s, the
cases of obesity has doubled. Since 2012, more than 40 million children between one and five
years have been battling overweight or obesity (Branca, Nikogosian and Lobstein 2007). The
incidences continue to rise, posing a higher risk to the society and more onerous burden on the
healthcare system. Excess weight is typically linked to more severe diseases, including type II
diabetes, cardiovascular cases, and cancer (Wyatt, Winters and Dubbert 2006: 169). Obesity is a
physical condition attributed to dietary factors and the growing sedentary lifestyle. It is believed
to be a condition where excess fats in the body accumulate to a high level, thereby affecting
health adversely (Kopelman 2000). It may also be seen as a condition where there is a positive
energy balance. This means that the energy value of the food consumed surpass the energy used.
Obesity is primarily linked to environmental influences such as food intake and reduced physical
activity, but the consequences are fatal, often leading to loss of human lives.
Causes of Obesity
Obesity is considered multi-factorial disorder; consequently, the role of the environment
and genes are both recognized. It is believed that obesity runs in the families, yet the Mendelian
pattern for representing this nature of inheritance is mysterious. Nevertheless, the Genome-Wide
Asociation Study has revealed several susceptible loci contained in the human genome that are
highly linked to obesity. Today, genes are considered as risk factors for obesity. They provide a
backdrop from where the triggers in the environment become active.
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Obesity 1 Cause and Effect of Obesity Name Course Tutor University City and State Date Obesity 2 Cause and Effect of Obesity Cases of obesity have been on the rise globally. WHO estimates that since the 1980s, the cases of obesity has doubled. Since 2012, more than 40 million children between one and five years have been battling overweight or obesity (Branca, Nikogosian and Lobstein 2007). The incidences continue to rise, posing a higher risk to the society and more onerous burden on the healthcare system. Excess weight is typically linked to more severe diseases, including type II diabetes, cardiovascular cases, and cancer (Wyatt, Winters and Dubbert 2006: 169). Obesity is a physical condition attributed to dietary factors and the growing sedentary lifestyle. It is believed to be a condition where excess fats in the body accumulate to a high level, thereby affecting health adversely (Kopelman 2000). It may also be seen as a condition where there is a positive energy balance. This means that the energy value of the food consumed surpass the energy used. Obesity is primarily linked to environmental influences such as food intake and reduced physical activity, but the consequences are fatal, often leading to loss of human lives. Causes of Obesity Obesity is considered multi-factorial disorder; consequently, the role of the environment and genes are both recognized. It is believed that obesity runs in the families, yet the Mendelian pattern for representing this nature of inh ...
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