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Nearly one-third of the world's population is obese or overweight . A person is considered obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. Approximately 3.4 million adults succumb to death every year as a result of being obese or overweight. The rise of obesity has been gradual but constant across the globe, with latest estimates suggesting an estimate of 2.1 billion obese citizens globally, nearly 30% of the world's population..
According to a new analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The rise in global obesity rates over the last three decades has been substantial and widespread, presenting a major public health epidemic in both the developed and the developing countries.
Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity. The effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense: taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to obesity issues, including an estimated $168 billion in medical expenses. In fact, because of skyrocketing rates of obesity, the current generation of U.S. children are – for the first time ever – projected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
-Obesity is linked to more than 60 chronic diseases.
-Only 12% of adults and 2% of children eat a healthy diet consistent with federal nutrition recommendations.
On the following world map you can notice the drastic prevalence of obesity:
Risks Associated with Obesity There are more than 40 medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Individuals who have obesity are at risk of developing one or more of these serious medical conditions. The most prevalent obesity-related diseases are the following:
High blood pressure
Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon
There are many causes that directly and indirectly contribute to overweight or obesity. Behavior, environment and genetics are among the main contributors to obesity. Three have been identified as the main causes to the complexity of the obesity epidemic.
Behavior In today’s fast-paced environment, it is easy to adopt unhealthy behaviors. Behavior, in the case of obesity, relates to food choices, amount of physical activity you get and the effort to maintain your health.
People are consuming more calories on average than in past decades. The increase in calories has also decreased the nutrients consumed that are needed for a healthy diet. This behavioral problem also relates to the increase in portion sizes at home and when dining out.
While the vast majority of people are consuming more calories, they are not expending them with enough physical activity. Physical activity is an important element in modifying and shaping behaviors. The influence of television, computers and other technologies discourage physical activity and add to the problem of obesity in our society.
Environment Environment plays a key role in shaping an individual’s habits and lifestyle. There are many environmental influences that can impact your health decisions. Today’s society has developed a more sedentary lifestyle. Walking has been replaced by driving cars, physical activity has been replaced by technology and nutrition has been overcome by convenience and fast foods.
Genetics Science shows that genetics play a role in obesity. Genes can cause certain disorders which result in obesity. However, not all individuals who are prone to obesity become affected by obesity. Research is currently underway to determine which genes contribute most to obesity.
Obesity is measured by various means, but the most common methods used are Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference. There is no perfect method to measuring obesity, however these two indicators are most commonly used by clinicians as a tool to diagnose weight. BMI BMI is a measurement used to indicate obesity and morbid obesity in adults. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by his or her height in meters squared. An adult with a BMI of 30 or greater is considered to have obesity
Waist Circumference Waist circumference is a less-common method used to measure obesity in an individual. This simple measurement indicates obesity and morbid obesity in adults by measuring your waist. To find your waist circumference, wrap a tape measure around the area above your hip bone and below your rib cage.
For females, a waist circumference of 35 inches or greater is considered unhealthy. For men, a waist circumference of 40 inches or greater is considered unhealthy.
How can overweight and obesity be reduced?
Overweight and obesity, as well as their related diseases, are preventable. Supportive environments and communities are fundamental in shaping people’s choices, making the healthier choice of foods and regular physical activity the easiest choice (accessible, available and affordable), and therefore preventing overweight and obesity.
At the individual level, people can:
Limit energy intake from total fats and sugars;
Increase consumption of fruit and vegetables, as well as legumes, whole grains and nuts;
Engage in regular physical activity (60 minutes a day for children and 150 minutes per week for adults).
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