Tuesday, October 11, 2016

World Obesity Day: Obesity can lead to many serious problem including Liver Disorder

Obesity is a major health challenge worldwide. Apart from known health hazards such as heart disease, diabetes, liver problem, it can also may ruin your social life, experts say.

India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight people, according to recent reports.

Obesity is categorised on the basis of BMI, which is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height and is universally expressed in units of kg/m2, resulting from mass in kilograms and height in metres.

Obesity is often associated with laziness and a sedentary lifestyle. Men who are obese tend to have lower levels of testosterone. Obesity is directly linked to hormonal imbalance and lower testosterone levels.

Also, obesity increases the risk of developing a number of serious health conditions, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, gallstones, liver disorder, other heart disease and various types of cancer.

Obesity can lead to heart problems, breathing difficulties, joint problems and sudden cardiac death.

With a high risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, obesity may also take an emotional toll, as some may experience depression, feelings of social isolation, discrimination and an overall lower quality of life.

Another research which has come ahead of the World Obesity Day to be observed tomorrow warns that children around the world are putting on more pounds and kilos than ever before.

The World Obesity Federation said that up to 268 million children aged 5 - 17 may be overweight by 2025, with as many as 98 million falling into the obese category.

The potential consequences are grim by any measure with millions of the affected kids suffering from type 2 diabetes, hypertension and fat build up in their liver, it said.

Childhood obesity is just the saddening tip of an iceberg with WHO saying obesity has more than doubled since 1980.


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