Obesity is a topic about which everybody is interested to know, how to control it, what are the causes, what should be the diet and so on.
Obesity can be defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat having a negative effect on the health of a person.
Obesity can be inherited because of genetic link, lack physical activity in modern lifestyle, hypothyroidism, Cushing Syndrome and depression, mental problems and the food containing high calories and less nutrients.
Obesity can lead to the following risks;
- high blood pressure,
- sleep apnea
- heart disease,
- gallbladder disease,
- age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- cancer of breast, prostate, and colon etc..
Obesity is measured in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI)
Obesity may also cause asthma, pregnancy complications, infertility and even Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder.