Obesity is a serious health problem in the World. It leads to diabetes and heart disease, and its effects can be seen across the life span, especially in people of all ages, races, ethnicities and genders. It’s difficult to predict what’s going to happen if these obesity continues. Each year, around 450 million people worldwide get some form of heart disease. Statistics show that if we don’t take immediate action, more than a third of us will be obese by 2050!
It is a medical condition that arises from a deviation in weight represented by an overweight or obesity condition. Obesity means excessive body fat accumulation in your body, making you have a higher rate of blood sugar levels. As excess fat leads to more dangerous conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, it can lead to other health problems including cardiovascular problems, high cholesterol levels, cancer and joint issues. Obesity, a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may impair health and cause or contribute to disease or other changes in bodily function. Obesity typically occurs as a result of an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure, called adiposity.
It can change your cholesterol levels. Most of us know that obesity can cause a spike in bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but did you know it can also lower good high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol? HDL cholesterol is important for removing bad cholesterol and working to reduce the risk for heart disease. It can cause your blood pressure to rise. Obese individuals require more blood to supply oxygen and nutrients to their bodies which causes an increase in blood pressure. Your body will also require more pressure to move this blood around. High blood pressure is also a common cause of heart attack, which are sadly more common for obese individuals.