Causes of obesity

The causes of obesity

Obesity is a problem with different causes :

To begin junk food is everywhere; in the schools, at work, in homes and in the cities. In the USA, some schools are sponsored by McDonald's, M&M 's… There are snack bars, stores, and soda machines in schools. In some school cafeterias the food comes from PizzaHut. Even some publicity signs are installed in hospitals. If children start by buying their drinks and food in fastfood outlets, they will continue buying them there when they're older. During the lunch break people do not have time to eat which is why they go to fast food restaurants since it's faster. Americans don't really know how to cook since not eating properly is passed down from generation to the next. After we have people who eat a lot of Junk food and do not play sports to burn off the calories from junk food which brings about obeisity and they don't have a lot of time for sports classes at school either.We obseve that the people who are overweight are often those who stay in front of their TV set or play video games while nibbling away all the time, especially Junk food.

1) Excessive consumption of caloric foods
An excess of caloric intake especially from fatty and sugary foods in relation to the needs of the body leads to obesity, eating disorders (snacking, bulimia) also intervene in weight gain

2) Genetics
Genes play a major role in obesity, fat mass distribution and body size would be determined by a small number of genes. However they are not the only ones responsible and we cannot act on them

3) Insufficient sports practice
Sports practice does not make people lose weight but it allows the body to regain its balance and improve the state of health
but also the use of motorized vehicles makes our daily life easier
for example: remote control equipment, elevators…
So the lack of physical activity is a major factor

4) Environmental factors
Pesticides, household products, stress, pollution, cigarettes, and lack of sleep are factors that can lead to obesity

5) Advertising
1° Fast food chains try to show the joy of the people who have the product in hand, which leads people to believe
that if they buy this product they will be happy and contented.

2° In general, children are easier to handle and control. Fast-food chains use this technique extensively to sell their menus such as "happy meal", in which Mcdonalds adds a toy based on a recent movie.

Genes play a major role in obesity, fat mass distribution and body size would be determined by a small number of genes. However they are not the only ones responsible and we cannot act on them