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What is Obesity?. Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much .

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What is Obesity?

  • Obesity means having too much body fat.

  • It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much.

  • Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height, however, a person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight



Causes of Obesity

  • Medication

  • Illness

  • Psychological Factors

  • Physical Activity

  • Environmental factors

  • Genetics

  • Gender

  • Age


How is it detected?

The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30.


Symptoms
Symptoms

  • Gluttonous appetite

  • Weight gain

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Low self esteem

  • Heart attack

  • Stroke

  • Depression

  • High cholesterol

  • Sleep apnea


Long term effects
Long Term Effects

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Hypertension

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Stroke

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Increase Risk for Unborn Babies


Gender cultural variations
Gender & Cultural Variations

  • Predominant in woman

  • More prevalent in African Americans than Whites

  • Increases in age

  • Seen most in Middle-aged Adults

  • U.S. is the world’s leader in percentage of obese people


Treatment
Treatment

  • Exercise Therapy

  • Dietary Therapy

  • Behavioral Therapy

  • Medication/ Supplemental Therapy

  • Surgery


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"Obesity Facts, Causes, Emotional Aspects and When to Seek Help." WebMD - Better information. Better health.. WebMD, n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://www.webmd.com/diet/what-is-obesity>.

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