In recent times, obesity has become a major problem almost in every country of the world. Changing lifestyle, addiction towards junk food, increase of budget restaurants nearby and attractive food deals, all these wrecks our food habit. As a result we become inclined towards unhealthy food and face weight problem. Thus, we become obese and invite a lot of problem for us.
Being overweight does not only make us look bad, but also brings a lot of unwanted health issues for us. A person, who is overweight, tends to become low on confidence. He constantly compares himself with people around and feels inferior. This makes him uncomfortable in every situation and his confidence level comes down. He feels that he does not look nice with those extra pounds and so he stops visiting people. He becomes less energetic and avoids any social gathering. He becomes unsocial and depressive in nature.
Apart from these mental issues there are innumerable physical issues that a person faces when he becomes obese. A study in the Harvard University has revealed some interesting facts about obesity. They have collected data from over 50,000 men and 1, 00,000 women. They provided their details, like height, weight, food habits and medical facts. Then these volunteers were tracked down for more than ten years. During this time, their illness and fitness level was compared with their BMI. Now, the researchers found a few new things about the adverse effects of obesity. They concluded that over weight in human increases risk of diabetes 20 times compared to normal ones. This also increases high blood pressure level, heart disease, gall bladder stone and chances of stroke. They found that the BMI level has a huge impact on our health. More BMI means more diseases.
Another very adversarial effect of weight gain is that it increases the chance of having cancer. This is considered to be the second important reason of cancer after cigarette smoking. It is found that people aged 50 and above are prone to cancer deaths by 14% and 20% more for men and women respectively. They are prone to colon, liver, rectum, pancreas, kidney and gall bladder cancers. Women who are overweight have more risk of breast, uterus and cervix and ovary cancer.
Obesity has a direct connection with short life span. Those who are overweight find it difficult to run or jog or even walk. As time goes on, they become more obese due to their inability to do any kind of physical work. So at the end, they become wheel chair bound and find it difficult to spend their life.