Causes of obesity

24 June 2009, 12:12 | Posted under by Tatiana

What contributes towards being obese? How does it all start about? Discover some of the most important facts about the causes of obesity:
1. Childhood Obesity: The main contributor to childhood obesity is wrong lifestyle preference coupled with the interference of cultural environment.
2. Hereditary Factors: Obesity in such a case is Morbid Obesity- Excess weight that’s genetically based. It’s not surprising, thus that when we have a genetic tendency to something it’s difficult to get rid of it. But, by the advancement of modern science, today there are numerous options available for us to choose from.
3. Environmental Factors: A renowned dietician states that “It’s not about eating right and doing further activity in a way to fight obesity rather it’s about the approach with which we look at our environment and culture. Environmental factors include our sedentary lifestyle coupled with the easy access to high fat food, which has put us into the trap of being obese and unhealthy.
4. Eating habits: Certain eating habit speeds up your chances of being obese. These includes: Nibbling between meals, eating much faster than others, and also eating more when depressed or anxious.
5. Disorder Related: Obesity is more prevalent among those suffering from Hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism and Cushing’s syndrome.
6. Age: Obesity becomes even more severe as we age. The reason being, that when one is younger, one has a good metabolism to fight the excess fat but this tends to diminish with age, thereby leading to greater vulnerability of the disorder.

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