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What Is Obesity?

Updated on July 1, 2017

The Symptoms, Causes And Effects Of Obesity

In the year 2013, obesity has been officially known as a chronic disease. The signs and symptoms of obesity are: having 20% or more then the ideal height and body frame.

Most obesity people do not have any symptoms except, associated emotional problems, poor exercise tolerance and excess weight that causes the heart to work harder.

Some of the causes of obesity are: diseases of the central nervous system, disorders of the endocrine glands, stress, worry, depression, and most of all eating at fast foods restaurants especially, Asian food restaurants.

Because many of the Asian foods are prepared with (MSG), monosodium glutamate, soy sauce,sesame oil, disodium, and disodium guanylate, thiamine momonitrate which may effect part of the brain that helps regulate appetite and metabolism.Including the enhancing ingredients such as: yeast extract, hydrolyzed protein and calcium caseinate.

The risk of obesity increases with excess alcohol consumption, genetic factors, lack of exercise, large amounts of intake, nervous tension, boredom, frustration or dissatisfaction, poor nutrition, and poor eating habits.

Obesity can be prevented by the following guidelines:

* "Let's Move!" Change of lifestyle by start eating healthy and exercise; Former 1st Lady Michelle Obama

* Exercise daily or at least 3 times a week.

* Eat less food high in fats, sugar and sodium.

* Concentration on not gaining weight, rather than on not gaining weight.

* Limit alcohol consumption to 1 or 2 drinks a day.

Some nutritionists may recommend for you to eat 4 or 5 small meals a day instead of 3, and mention that skipping meals will not help you lose weight. And to drink at least 6- 8 glasses of water a day.

Some diets are not nutritionally balanced and can cause chronic illnesses in a person that's obesity such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, kidney disease, diabetes; which in turn is associated with a greater risk of periodontal disease and other disorders.


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