Obesity

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  • Obesity
    • Definition-a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be negatively effected. BMI of over 30.
    • Causes
      • Medical reasons
        • Cushings syndrome- over production of steroids)
        • Underactive thyroid - not enough thyroid gland
        • Polycystic ovary syndrome - hormone imbalance and insulin resistance
      • Lifestyle choices
        • Lack of physical activity
          • Adult- min.30 min a day
          • Child-min. 60.min a day
        • eating processed/ ready food
        • Too much alcohol
        • comfort eating
        • larger portions
      • Genetics
        • the way fat is  stored
        • increased appetite
    • Prevention
      • Individual
        • reducing calorie intake
        • Exercising more
        • reduce intake of saturated fats
        • 5 a day
      • Food industry
        • reduce: fat, sugar and salt
        • reduce portion sizes
        • healthy options
    • Impacts
      • loss of job - relying on benefits
      • long term sickness
      • inability to support oneself and family
      • loss of earnings

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