Overweight as the Plague of XXI century - Is there the Way Out?


The problem of overweight is one of the most urgent and common problems of the humanity. It affects different types of people regardless of their age, nationality, gender and so on. It may happen at different life periods and induce heavy consequences.
This problem had been chasing the human race from the ancient times. Nevertheless, the cases of obese people have significantly increased at the end of the 20th and in the beginning of the 21st centuries. Previously, this ailment was referred as a cosmetic issue. Nonetheless, this is a real disease with multiple health complications.
The statistics are dissatisfying and actually horrifying. 8 years ago, the World Watch Institute informed about a definite number of people who suffer from obesity. No matter what concepts for the overcoming of this issue were done, the data is relevant for the present days as well.
The World Health Organization or briefly WHO found out that about 1.6 billion of people aged over 15 years were overweight. Not less than 400 million out of this number has obesity. Approximately 200 million of the obese individuals were children under the age of 5 years or less. This data was gathered in the year 2005 and the number did not reduce since that time. In the year 2015, the number of people with overweight reached the point of 2.3 billion. Over 700 million of them suffered from obesity.
The experts give disappointing predictions. The number of sick people will only grow. Moreover, obesity in children increases with great tempo, which alerts the society.
Health Complications
People who are sick with this disease receive the increasing risks of a great variety of cardiovascular ailments, diabetes of type 2, musculoskeletal disorders and some kinds of cancer. Mind that these are only the most serious consequences that can be induced by this disease. There are much more to name.
Finally, one should mention a great risk for the youngest individuals. Obesity in childhood is capable of leading to premature death or disability in adulthood.
There are numerous cases when people died from various diseases that were initially caused by obesity. For instance, about 17 million people die each year from heart ailments that were the implication of this disease.
Causes that Lead to Obesity
You will never become obese over one night or one week. This is a durable and gradual process, which is induced due to the imbalance between the food you consume and the energy you waste. In the occasion, you do not provide a normal physical activity you will not be able to burn the required amounts of fat stored by your organism.
However, the inappropriate physical activity is not the only factor that may lead to this problem. The prestigious British Medical Journal or simply BMJ made a special research and tried to include different factors that develop this disease.
Amongst them are:
Judging from the mentioned above facts, it is obvious that the issue of obesity is really serious. The disease is very dangerous, though somebody might think in a different way. Nevertheless, the facts and possible risks are undeniable. Unfortunately, the predictions of the experts are not promising. The humanity will face the increase in obesity cases, especially in children. Therefore, the WHO and other organizations should develop efficacious strategies for the reduction of these cases. Thus, the disease may be stopped. There is a huge need in dependable methodologies, which should be implemented in the nearest future.
About author: Sarah Richmond is a 32-years-old health blogger who writes on different problems associated with health. She has many years of experience is writes for such famous resources as Solutions4WeightLoss.

Article last time updated on 31.07.2017.

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