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Adult Obesity Causes & Consequences
Epidemiology of obesity in developing countries: challenges and prevention. Glob Epidemi Obes. Almost all countries are facing obesity endemic, although great variation exists between and within countries. Sedentary lifestyle and high fat high caloric diet have increased globally as a result of industrial, urban and mechanic changes of developing countries. Improved economic status promotes the obesity and metabolic syndrome in all age groups particularly young adults. Developing counties became in desperate need for establishing new polices and strategies within regulated and managed programs; in order to encounter factors of highly spread malnutrition displayed by obesity and its consequences like diabetes, CVD and metabolic syndrome.
Obesity is a complex health issue resulting from a combination of causes and individual factors such as behavior and genetics. Behaviors can include physical activity, inactivity, dietary patterns, medication use, and other exposures. Additional contributing factors include the food and physical activity environment, education and skills, and food marketing and promotion. Obesity is serious because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Healthy behaviors include regular physical activity and healthy eating.
Metrics details. Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since This study evaluates the influence of economic globalization versus economic development and associated processes on global weight gain. These results were robust to different model specifications, imputation approaches and variable transformations. Previous research has not systematically tested these different explanations for the global rise in obesity.
Adult Obesity Causes & Consequences
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. Obesity has individual, socioeconomic, and environmental causes, including diet, physical activity, automation , urbanization , genetic susceptibility , medications , mental disorders , economic policies , endocrine disorders , and exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Obesity prevention requires a complex approach, including interventions at community, family, and individual levels. Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health.
Obesity is a significant public health concern affecting more than half a billion people worldwide. Obesity rise is not only limited to developed countries, but to developing nations as well. This paper aims to compare the mean body mass index trends in the World Health Organisation- WHO- categorised regions since to and secondly to appraise how socioeconomic disparities can lead to differences in obesity and physical activity level across developing nations. Taking into account past and current BMI trends, it is anticipated that obesity will continue to take a significant ascent, as observed by the sharp increase from to In the coming years, the maximum mean BMI in more developed countries might be exceeded by those in less developed ones. Rather than focusing on obesity at the individual level, the immediate environment of the obese individual to broader socioeconomic contexts should be targeted. Most importantly, incentives at several organisational levels, the media, and educational institutions along with changes in food policies will need to be provided to low-income populations.
The World Health Organization estimates that levels of obesity worldwide have doubled since , and in more than 40 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. The rising incidence of obesity poses a great burden on healthcare systems, as excess body weight is believed to be the driver of many non-communicable diseases, namely type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. To tackle what is, in most cases a preventable condition, there has been increased focus on introducing initiatives to aid long-term weight loss. These range from improving patient and healthcare provider education to policy reform regarding the sale of pre-packaged and processed foods. While lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery and pharmacotherapy are being offered as ways to treat and manage obese patients, translational and clinical researchers are also trying to dissect the mechanisms behind the causes and effects of obesity. This article collection in BMC Medicine aims to explore the main contributing factors and possible solutions to tackle the obesity crisis.
developing countries with previously very low prevalences (WHO, ). The result. Obesity in developing countries: causes andimplications. D. J. HOFFMAN.
Module 4: Overnutrition
By , an estimated two-thirds of the global burden of disease will be caused by chronic non-communicable diseases, most of which are associated with diet. The global prevalence of malnutrition and undernutrition is devastatingly high: one billion people are adversely affected by malnutrition. Overnutrition is defined as the overconsumption of nutrients and food to the point at which health is adversely affected.
In contrast, in low-income countries, the prevalence of overweight and obesity is higher among wealthier individuals than among poorer individuals. We characterize the transition of overweight and obesity from wealthier to poorer populations as countries develop, and project the burden of overweight and obesity among the poor for countries. We created a standard wealth index using household assets common among all surveys and linked national wealth by country and year identifiers.
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