Before people knew better, the excessive accumulation of body fat, now commonly known as obesity, was considered in many societies to be a sign of wealth and prosperity. However, today obesity is an increasing trend considered by health professionals to be a curse, robbing individuals of their health, well-being and longevity, according to author Phyllis Logie on Wikinut.
Faststats says 34% of adults over 20 years of age are obese and 34% of adults over 20 years of age are overweight and not obese.
Obesity is the doorway to hell.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
Health officials consider obesity a curse that robs millions of their health and is on course to increase 50% worldwide in the next 10 years. Dr. Mercola says, “A new report reveals staggering statistics about the extent to which the obesity epidemic is robbing Americans of their health and longevity. Columbia University and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examined the real impact of obesity on death rates.”
The study found that nearly one in five US deaths is associated with obesity, which is more than three times higher than previous estimates.
A study published in 2013 by the National Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reported that the total number of knee replacement more than tripled between 1993 and 2009 more than tripled. They said the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the higher demand for knee replacements, with younger patients affected to a greater degree.
Following is a list of the diseases likely to result from obesity as reported in Wikipedia:
1.1 Ischemic heart disease
1.2 Congestive heart failure
1.3 High blood pressure
1.4 Abnormal cholesterol levels
1.5 Deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism
3 Endocrinology and reproductive medicine
3.1 Diabetes mellitus
3.2 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
3.3 Menstrual disorders
3.5 Complications of pregnancy
3.6 Birth defects
3.7 Intrauterine fetal death
4.1 Gastroesophageal reflux disease
4.2 Fatty liver disease
4.3 Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
5.2 Meralgia paresthetica
5.4 Carpal tunnel syndrome
5.6 Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
5.7 Multiple sclerosis
7.2 Social stigmatization
8.1 Obstructive sleep apnea
8.2 Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
8.3 Chronic lung disease
8.4 Complications during general anaesthesia
9 Rheumatology and Orthopedics
9.2 Poor mobility
9.4 Low back pain
10 Urology and Nephrology
10.1 Erectile dysfunction
10.2 Urinary incontinence
10.3 Chronic renal failure
If you are just overweight and not obese yet, you might consider doing something about your weight problem now.