Obesity - Excess Fat On A Body

What Is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as an excess adipose tissue and it is the most pervasive, chronic disease that requires new strategies for medical treatment and prevention. It is one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. The high prevalence of obesity continues to strain the health care system in the US.

Causes Of Obesity

The most common causes of obesity are obesity are overeating and physical inactivity. The body weight is the result of genetics, environment, metabolism, behaviour and culture.


It leads to weight gain, especially if the diet is high in fats or sugar that have high energy density.


A person is more likely to develop obesity if one or both parents are obese since genetics affects the hormones involved in fat regulation.

A diet high in simple carbohydrates

Carbohydrates increase the blood glucose levels, which in turn stimulates the insulin released by the pancreas and this promotes the growth of fat tissue and can lead to weight gain.

Frequency of Eating

Small frequent meals four to five times a day produces stable insulin levels, whereas, large meals cause large spikes of insulin after meals.


Certain antidepressants, anticonvulsants and valproate, some diabetes medications used to lower the blood sugar levels, most corticosteroids and certain hormones are associated with weight gain. Some high blood pressure medications and antihistamines are also the reason for weight gain.

Physical inactivity

Sedentary people burn fewer calories than people who are active. Hence the physical inactivity strongly correlates with weight gain in both sexes.

Psychological Factors:

Emotions influence eating habits for some individuals as they eat excessively due to sadness, boredom, anger or stress. Most overweight people seek treatment for serious weight problems due to binge eating.


Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome also contribute to obesity.

Social issues:

Social issues like lack of money to purchase healthy foods or lack of safe places to exercise or walk can also increase the risk of obesity.

Health Risks For A Obese

Obesity is not a cosmetic consideration, but its harmful to an individual’s health. Roughly, 112,000 deaths per year in the US are directly related to obesity and most of the patients have a BMI of over 30. Life expectancy is significantly reduced for the patients with a BMI of over 40. The health risks for obesity includes developing a number of chronic diseases such as:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Heart attack
  • High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia
  • Stroke or cerebrovascular accident or CVA
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Gout and gouty arthritis
  • Gallstones
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis

Benefits Of Weight Loss

The benefits of weight loss include:
  1. Avoid type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes
  2. Improved blood glucose control
  3. Improved sleep
  4. Stay heart healthy
  5. Improved energy and vitality
  6. Improved fertility
  7. Mobile and pain-free joints
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