Effects of Obesity

Obesity_country_comparison_-_text.svg“Obesity is one of the most pervasive, chronic diseases in need of new strategies for medical treatment and prevention. As a leading cause of United States mortality, morbidity, disability, healthcare utilization and healthcare costs, the high prevalence of obesity continues to strain the United States healthcare system.

Obesity is defined as excess adipose tissue. There are several different methods for determining excess adipose (fat) tissue; the most common being the Body Mass Index (BMI) (see below). A fat cell is an endocrine cell and adipose tissue is an endocrine organ. As such, adipose tissue secretes a number of products, including metabolites, cytokines, lipids, and coagulation factors among others. Significantly, excess adiposity or obesity causes increased levels of circulating fatty acids and inflammation. This can lead to insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to type 2 diabetes” – the Obesity Society

Notice the passages I have highlighted and why…

  • Obesity is a disease – not an affliction caused by overeating or poor discipline
  • The result of Obesity is an insatiable hunger that cannot be solved by traditional methods
  • Traditional doctors and medical practices believe that Obesity can be cured by eating less and exercising more
  • Lack of exercise for people with Obesity is a result of the affliction not the cause
  • Obesity is created in a body when insulin is used to pack every bit of available sugar into the cells as fat until the person with the affliction is hungry continuously
  • People with Obesity are trapped in a body that can’t follow any of the traditional rules and the eventual outcome of Obesity is inevitably type 2 diabetes and dementia.

There are problems today in traditional healthcare with the definition of Obesity, how we talk about the effects of Obesity, and whether medical practitioners actually believe that Obesity can be cured other than via eating less and exercising more.



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