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Obesity and Health Concerns
Obesity is considered a long-term disease. The amount of obese people in the world is on the rise, with the most numbers resulting in the United States. Over one-third of the adults in the United States are what can be categorized as being obese.
Being obese brings with it health- concerns that can be quite severe. Although tobacco related deaths are still the number one reason why most people die in the United States, obesity is slowly creeping up in the numbers.
There are over thirty serious medical concerns related to obesity. Obesity takes its toll on the entire body. Eating the wrong kinds of food, or overeating in general opens you up to many health issues.
Obesity health issues
For the first time in history, the number of obese people now outweighs the number of malnourished people. Several factors are adding to that statistic: the inactive state of most people caught in the electronic age. Now, with the zealous use of cell phones, lap tops, video games, home PC, people are actually being encouraged to be inactive.
Fast food restaurants are on the rise, “Would you like to super size that today?” Eating improperly, either because you just don’t have the time, or you aren’t well-versed in how to eat the right foods all leads someone down the obesity path.
In the United States alone, obesity weighs as the number two factor of the leading cause of death. Obesity in the United States takes more lives than AIDS, cancers and accidents combined.
Today, more children are overweight, causing the medical field grave concern about the health issues developing in these young children. A first-time convention was arranged recently by the American Medical Association to study and discuss the implications of childhood obesity.
We will also discuss childhood obesity further in this website.
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