This is almost double the rate of obesity in 1980 (Obesity Prevention Source, 2012).
Bad diet and poor eating habits: When one uses a diet that is high in calories, lacks fruits and vegetables, and has a lot of fast food in it, s/he is abound to gain weight and thus being obese (Mayoclinic.org, 2015).
Medical problems: Some medical conditions lead to obesity for example Prader-Willi syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome. Some diseases for example arthritis can lead to decreased activity in the body thus causing weight gain (Mayoclinic.org, 2015).
Obesity can also lead to emotional suffering of the individual (Niddk.nih.gov, 2015). A physical appearance of a person is highly valued in today’s society. Thus people are usually classified as being less attractive and this can have a negative impact on the person. Also, as some people view obese people as those who lack the willpower, these people face limited opportunities when looking for jobs, schools, and in social situations (Niddk.nih.gov, 2015).
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