• Obesity Risk Factors

Risk Factors
  • Family history: It has been seen that people whose family members are obese or overweight tend to be obese too. The more obese members in the family, the earlier the onset of the disease in the child.
  • Lack of activity: Adults and kids who are sluggish and inactive and who restrict themselves to sitting at office or schools and at home tend to be obese.
  • Food habits: Unhealthy food habits that include fast food, processed food, highly calorific food and a diet that lacks fresh vegetables, fruits, salads, whole grains, cereals etc. pose as significant risk factors for obesity.
  • Psychological issues: Feelings of anger, anxiety, and sadness make us eat more than normal because having food is very much related to mind and often times we eat just to satisfy our emotional needs.
  • Age: Obesity affects almost everyone, even children. The risk increases with increasing age as muscle mass reduces and fat deposition increases.
  • Certain medical conditions: Some medical conditions like Cushing's syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, etc. are risk factors of Obesity.
  • Lack of adequate sleep: Lack of sleep is also an important risk factor for development of Obesity.