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Guest Post Written by Dr. Sayeed Ahmad (The Author)
Obesity can be best described as the most common nutritional disorder especially in the affluent group of people. But it is now getting fairly common in not-so affluent people also. It is a condition in which excessive accumulation of fat takes place in the body due to intake of food in excess of physiological requirements. Therefore, over-nutrition is as much malnutrition as under-nutrition is. An excess of 50 calories per day can increase about 25 Kilograms (Kgs) in a period of ten years.
Weight bears the relationship with age, sex and bone structure. Obesity or over-weight has been classified into three types as follows, depending upon the excess in normal weight.
Mildly obese: 10-15%
Moderately obese: 10-20%
Very obese: 20% and above.
CAUSES OF OBESITY:
Obesity is generally caused by two factors:
- Exogenous – Overeating or intake…
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