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The Various causes of Obesity that everyone should know

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Health and Fitness | Post Date: 2009-11-25

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Obesity is a condition that is slowly being recognized as a medical condition because of the various diseases associated with it. It is in fact one of the main risk factors for various diseases like cardiac problems, strokes, blood pressure, diabetes and many other conditions. This obesity is a very difficult thing to treat once it has set in. Lifestyle modification is one of the best methods that can help the person to be able to control the obesity.

There are so many reasons for the obesity that a person may have that one should learn the cause of the obesity. This will help the person to be able to tackle the problem better and also to control the obesity. This article lists some of the most common reasons for the obesity and this will help the readers to be able to identify the cause of obesity in them and then they will be able to tackle it better.

The most common causes of obesity are:

1. Diet:

This is the first and the foremost reason for the obesity in people. Though there are people suffering from various other causes of obesity too, the diet that a person is used to is the most important and common cause of the obesity. A person may be used to a particular type of diet and they will not be able to change it overnight. Excessive intake of oil or fried foods is the primary reason for obesity. The excessive intake of meat can also be a cause of obesity as far as the diet of a person is concerned. A person who drinks a lot of colas and also alcoholic drinks can also have obesity because of the high calories in these drinks.

2. Lifestyle:

The lifestyle of the person is also an important factor in the cause of obesity. A person who is used to having a sedentary life will be highly prone to have obesity. Having adequate amount of exercise each day can offset this. When a person has minimal exercise, the calories that are taken in as food have no chance to be expended and they become excess calories. This makes the body to store up the excess calories as fat deposits and this is the primary cause of obesity.

3. Medications:

There are certain medications that can cause the person to have obesity. One of the common causes when one thinks of medicines is the intake of steroids. A person who is on a dose of steroids for various kinds of diseases may have a sudden increase in the weight and the cause of this obesity is the medication.

4. Diseases:

There are also certain kinds of diseases that can cause a person to have obesity. One of the common causes of obesity is thyroid deficiency. A person has to take in medications and this will help to control the obesity.

These are some of the most common causes of obesity. The first two are more important and is under the control of the individual to control the obesity.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist and also a freelance writer. I have been writing for many blogs and websites and also take up freelance assignments. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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