The definition of “obesity” in its most basic form is an excess amount of body fat. The specifics on that definition depend on what source you read.

Medical and dietary literature list the normal amount of body fat (listed as a percentage) to be 25-30% for women and 18-23% for men. Women with more than 30% body fat and men with more than 25% body fat would be considered obese.

You have probably read or heard of the term BMI – which stands for Body Mass Index. This is simply a calculation that is used to standardize measurements of an individual.
The BMI is equal to a persons weight in Kilograms (kg) divided by the square of their height in meters. [For all you mathematicians BMI=kg/m2.] This BMI measurement has been found to correlate very strongly with percentage of body fat because it describes an individuals weight in relation to their height. Using the BMI, obesity is defined as anyone who has a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30. Another way that is used to measure obesity is the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). This measurement looks at the proportion of fat stored on the waist, hips and buttocks. A person with a waist circumference over 40cm in men and 35cm in women is considered to be at risk.

Obesity is now an epidemic here in the United States, and is trending upwards in other countries that did not have that problem as little as 20 years ago. In the US, there are about 300,000 deaths per year that are directly related to obesity and more than 80% of these deaths were in people whose BMI was higher than 30.

Obesity also raises the risk of a person going on to develop other chronic and debilitating diseases and conditions.

Osteoarthritis –especially of the knees, hips and lower back
      (degeneration of the cartilages and joints due to excess wear
       and tear partly due to the increased weight bearing)
Gallstones-formation of “stones” in the gallbladder
Cardiovascular disease – which includes coronary artery disease, stroke and  hypertension
High cholesterol
Insulin resistance-fat cells are more resistant to insulin
Type 2 Diabetes-the end result of insulin resistance. The risk of developing type-2 diabetes increases with the amount of obesity and how long the obesity has existed for that individual
Sleep Apnea and Respiratory Problems
Gynecological Problems– such as infertility and abnormal menses
Cancer– in women, obesity had been shown to increase the risk of breast,
       colon and uterine cancer. In men it increases the risk of prostate
       and colon cancer.

Fat cells produce a hormone and that hormone is called leptin. Leptin communicates directly to your brain, telling the brain how much fat is in storage. It controls appetite, energy, and metabolic rate. Leptin problems are the primary reason for food cravings, overeating, faulty metabolism, the obsession with food, and heart disease.

Research done by Jeffrey Freidman at Rockerfeller University discovered that excessive leptin levels create a resistance so the brain sends the wrong message to eat more food, store fat in the cells, and not release stored fat that is already in the cells. And the more fat we have, the more leptin we have and that leptin continues to send the wrong message (“I’m not full yet”), over and over again. No wonder it is so difficulty to achieve lasting weight loss.

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February 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm by admin
Category: Healthy Lifestyles
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