April 10, 2011
“Dangers of Obesity”
Obesity is a leading cause for hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. There is a growing problem with obesity in America, which is leading to many health problems at a younger age. Hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease is more likely to occur to someone one with poor diet. Poor diet is the leading cause of obesity. According to Roland Strum’s article “The Effects Of Obesity, Smoking, And Drinking On Medical Problems And Costs” obesity has roughly the same association with chronic health conditions as age, smoking, and drinking. Hypertension is one of the many results of obesity. Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Obese people develop a resistance to insulin and that cause the blood pressure to rise. High blood pressure is more common in people that are overweight, than those that are not. “Many medical studies have shown that obesity presented an increase in the cardiac output and the blood volume, and in the arterial resistance. In fact, obesity induces a high secretion of insulin in trying to decrease the excessive sugar concentration in the blood. This insulin secretion is very high compared to a non-obese subject.” (www.blood-pressure-hypertension.com). Hypertension can be very dangerous if you do not get the proper medication and health care. One of the best ways to control high blood pressure is losing weight and proper diet. Diabetes is another result to obesity. Obesity is one of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is a rise in the blood sugar level. “Type 2 Diabetes: This disease is very common and is found in many people, this disease crops up when a person is middle aged and this disease is spreading very rapidly, the main reason of type2 diabetes is obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. In this case, the body does not react to the insulin created by the body pancreas.” (http://diabetesdirectory.org). Diabetes is a common disease...
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