Summary: Article gives valuable insight in to one ofthe most causative factors of diabetes i.e. Obesity.It serves to be a document of preventive purpose especially for obese individuals as well as others on how to minimize the chances of being a diabetic.
Referred as the medical condition in which one’s excess body fat accumulates to the extent that it may have a negative effect on one’s health –obesity in recent times been termed a disease by the American Medical Health Association. In fact, it is termed as the leading cause of preventable death in the 21st century with alarming rates among adults and children
So what causes it? Moreover, why is it of concern?
Studies reveal that the primary cause of it is due to individuals giving scant regard to their eating habits and adopting a sedentary (lack of exercise) lifestyle though there is certain percentage of hereditary involvement as well. Another point to be noted will be the increased dependency on cars and mechanized manufacturing.
It is of concern now as this disease is also one of the leading underlying factors responsible for type two diabetes developments among both men and women. An overweight individual with diabetes will only have more problems to deal with than when he was just overweight. Among these, include effects of increased fat mass like development of osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, social stigmatization and also problems associated with increased number of fat cells like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Once being diabetic there is increased chance of men showing symptoms of impotence and women on the other hand have to deal with a host of issues like depression and social stigmatization.
So if obesity can compound into so many generic problems, what are the ways and means that one can prevent it? Well it is well known that precaution is better than cure and the base of all healthy habits start at home. So each family should keep a focus on eating healthy, adults should lead the way and start by having the requisite portions of food as per required. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to visit a nutritionist wherein he/she could suggest a diet chart for the individual or the family as a whole. Apart from this, one should minimize the amount of screen time; experts suggest that there should be less than two hours of non-office screen time for the individual and most importantly all the members of the family should actively take part in exercising.