Sunday, July 03, 2005


Obesity is a persistent health abnormality that is caused due to the excess of body weight. Obesity is also genetic disease. It affects the people who have a family history of obesity. Obesity is a dreaded disease that gives rise to a number of other health hazards.

At present more than one third of the American population is obese. The count of obese people is on a rise since 1961. It is going upwards and not settling to a lower limit. Among the adults, more than fifty percent of people are overweight or obese. About 2,00,000 people have died in the U.S due to obesity only.

One reason for the increasing number of deaths due to obesity is a total lack of awareness regarding the health hazards caused by obesity. Moreover, the state authorities, health organizations and the insurance industry have not paid the much-deserved attention to the problem of obesity and its severe possible outcomes.

Another basis of the vulnerable condition of obese people in the country is that they are being discriminated socially. The differences on the grounds of physical appearance are also socially accepted. Also the government does not provide much needed funds for the research in the field of obesity.

Obesity is a very harmful and deadly disease. Scientists and doctors are constantly working to develop medicines and devices to fight obesity. Extensive research programs are needed to be launched for a deeper study of obesity. For this required funds must be provided.

The health hazards caused by obesity are endless. They are very dangerous. The diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, arthritis and asthma are caused due to obesity. Brain stroke; cancer of prostrate, breast and colon can also be caused as a result of persistent obesity problem.

Posted by Jeff Dedrick
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