Effects of Overweight on Health
Obesity is defined as a condition where the body has too much fat. Obesity is measured by referring to the Body Mass Index (BMI). There are three levels of obesity: mild obesity (BMI 30+), morbid obesity (BMI 40+) and malignant obesity (BMI 50+). Based on obesity statistics, obesity rates continue to increase every year. The facts of obesity are indeed worrying because of the negative effects of obesity.
Weight gain carries a risk of various diseases such as an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and shorter life expectancy. Getting people aware of this danger helps prevent obesity by controlling the basic factors that lead to it. By adopting the necessary preventative measures, obese people can maintain health and live a long and pleasant life.
The adverse effects of obesity
There are many adverse effects of obesity for health. Obesity can lead to the development of many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and type 2 diabetes. Statistics show that 80% of type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity.
In addition, 70% of heart disease is also associated with obesity. Fat people usually have low self-esteem which will greatly affect their personal and social life. Other adverse effects of obesity include changes in a person’s body function.
Obesity is associated with various diseases, including heart disease, several types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, and metabolic syndrome. Obesity is also associated with high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and low HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels.
Research shows that overweight people who are physically fit are actually less likely to die from the normal weight of a person who is not physically healthy.
List of Diseases caused by obesity:
- Diabetes. The main causes of obesity are poor eating habits, eating high glycemic foods causes the blood glucose level in your body to increase, excess stored as fat, losing weight becomes impossible.
- Sleep Apnea
- High blood pressure
- Coronary heart disease
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- High cholesterol
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Impaired immune response
- Liver disease
- Excessive sweating