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Obesity is a disease that affects at least 39 million Americans more thanone-quarter of all adults and about one in five children Some people are moresusceptible to obesity than others Each year obesity causes at least 300000excess deaths in the US and costs the country more than 00 billionObesity is a chronic metabolic disease caused by multiple and complex inheritedand acquired factors including excessive calorie and food intake decreasedphysical activity and genetic influences The defining characteristic is excessbody fat Long-term treatment and management are required to achieve and sustainweight loss Today more than 70 million Americans are overweight Obesityparticularly when associated with unhealthy patterns of body fat distributionresults in 300000 preventable deaths each year in the US and 00 billion inhealth care costs In the last ten years the proportion of the population thatis obese has increased from 25 percent to 32 percent - a level that may beconsidered epidemicAn excess of body fat results from an imbalance between energy intake and energyoutput ie consuming more calories than are needed to support your bodysenergy needs The reasons for this imbalance are unclear and the relationshipbetween energy intakeexpenditure and body fat storage and distribution variesfrom person to person Factors that promote obesity include a geneticpredisposition family history of obesity age behavioral factors such as ahigh fat diet and sedentary lifestyle and biochemical differences lowermetabolic rate or decreased ability to oxidize fatA number of conditions worsen as obesity increases and often improve as obesityincreases and often improve as obesity is successfully treated Some of theseconditions areCardiovascular diseaseHigh blood pressureGallstonesType 2 diabetesElevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levelsGoutSleep apneaobesity hyperventilation syndromeOsteoarthritis of the weight bearing jointsInfertility
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