Obesity today has become a serious medical condition affecting the healthy lifestyle of many people across the world. Approximately 380 million children and 1.9 billion adults are obese globally. Teens and young people especially, who are more vulnerable due to unhealthy eating habits as their consumption of junk food is on the rise as per the research conducted by several researchers.
According to a research conducted by the World Health Organization, more people die because of excess body weight as compared to people dying due to being underweight. Obesity leads to excessive fat accumulation which has a bad effect on the individual’s body, as the person becomes overweight and has to take a lot of effort to move from one place to another.
The most visible effect of obesity is that it makes a person slow both mentally and physically. According to researchers the ill effects of obesity are life threatening such as weakened immune system, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, decreased cognition which are normally seen in older people.
There has always been a consistent research on obesity and previous studies show that obesity has been the cause of premature death. Obesity targets immune cells, speeding up the aging of the immune system. Once the immune system is weak, vulnerability to influenza increases. Obese people are also vulnerable to decrease in body strength and muscle mass.
Studies by various researchers and medical experts show the similar aspects of both aging and obesity which cannot be sidelined easily as many obese children developed conditions such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes and high levels of cholesterol which can be mainly seen in adults. This is an alarming situation as far as obesity and its ill effects are concerned. Awareness regarding prevention of obesity through right and healthy eating habits is one of the solutions to curb this issue.