Obesity

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Obesity

Causes

  • Overeating
  • Lack of exercise
  • Some medications increase weight gain
  • Family -> eating habits, "fat gene"
  • Hormone imbalance (underactive thyroid gland)
  • Emotional problems e.g. stress, depression, boredom
  • Lack of mobility
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Effects

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory problems
  • Shorter life expectancy
  • Pain in back and knees
  • Infertility in women
  • Increased risk of hip surgery
  • Low self-esteem

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