2012-11-09 12:25:14 -
/EINPresswire.com/ Obesity is associated with premature death. Childhood obesity is also a strong indicator of premature death. Energize.com talks about some of the serious health risks with obesity in one of its articles.
People nowadays are always in a rush. In a world where "fast" and "instant" have become a perceived necessity, fast food and instant meals have become a go-to for families and working people. More often than not, these food choices are not packed with nutrients and are not the healthiest of choices. Fast foods contain high levels of sodium, oil, refined sugar and refined flour. They are low in fiber and nutrients and are high in calories and saturated fat. It
is easy to overeat and put on weight.
Obesity is becoming prevalent around the world. With increasing numbers of obese people, obesity is viewed as one of the world's most serious health problems. Although it was seen as a symbol of wealth in the old times, obesity is now a cause for concern due to its adverse health effects. Obesity is also one of the leading "preventable causes of death" around the world.
Obesity is described as a condition wherein accumulated excess body fat poses an adverse effect on a person's health. Someone who is 20% heavier than his ideal weight is also described as obese. Many factors determine a person's ideal weight and the most common factors are height, age and build. Energize.com, a website dedicated to providing information on health and healthy living, shares some of the dangerous effects of obesity in one of its articles.
"Studies show that persons who are 40 per cent overweight are two times more prone to premature deaths than persons with average weight," Energize.com says.
According to the article, overweight people are more prone to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Excess fat increases a person's risk of high blood pressure and decreases the level of good cholesterol. Obesity also triggers insulin resistance which may lead to fatty liver disease. Not many people may be aware that obesity has also been associated with cancer risk.
Overweight people who have healthier habits and who lose weight will have reduced risk for health problems and conditions. It is still best to eat healthy, be positive, do regular physical activity and maintain a good weight for a healthier and longer life.
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