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What is obesity?
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Obesity is a chronic condition in which a person accumulates excess fat throughout their body. This accumulation of fat occurs as a result of a complex syndrome that affects the way our bodies control appetite and how we metabolise (break down) the energy in the food we eat. Being simply overweight is not the same as being obese. Now several medical organisations including the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the AMA (American Medical Association) have classified obesity as a disease and a serious threat to health. The causes of obesity include the following: 1) Genetic Factors Obesity tends to run in families and research has shown that these genetic factors may be responsible for up to 80% of a person's inherited risk of developing obesity. But families also share habits such as diet and lifestyle that could also give rise to obesity and separating these from the influences of inherited factors can be very difficult.   2) Environmental Factors Lifestyle behaviours, such as the level of physical exercise a person takes and the amount and types of food that a person eats, have a huge influence on the tendency to develop obesity. 3) Emotional Factors Eating habits are often influenced by psychological reactions, especially to negative emotions such as depression or pain. These eating habits can set up vicious circles of dependence upon food that can lead to obesity. 4) Physical Illnesses  Some illnesses can lead to weight gain or obesity as can the side-effects of some medications. All investigations into the right course of treatment for obesity should include testing for these conditions.
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