According to a new recent poll conducted by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, cancer, arthritis, infertility and a lack of sleep are just some of the health conditions that people failed to associate with obesity. Most of the population agreed that it was difficult to be healthy while being overweight, a majority of those people only consider health risks that included diabetes and heart disease. Most failed however, to acknowledge the correlation between obesity and other diseases such as cancer and infertility.
People are often shocked to hear how far-reaching the effects of obesity are.
Said Jennifer Dimitriou, a bariatric dietitian at New York’s Montefiore Medical center. A study that had been printed in the International Journal of Obesity revealed that obesity could affect fertility in addition to causing abnormal ovulation, menstrual abnormalities and excess hair growth in less common places. Other studies also reported obesity could lead to abnormalities in eggs.
Other issues were also connected to obesity including sleep apnea, respiratory issues, joint problems, asthma, high blood and cholesterol, and strokes. The Government figures reveal that two thirds of U.S. adults, and one third of children and teens are either overweight or obese.
Health conditions such as imbalanced thyroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome,and eating disorders can also cause obesity. While it’s not always eating healthy that solves the problem, but staying healthy as much as an individual can, will help.
Some tips are, consuming less fast food, fried foods, gluten, meats, and dairy may help. As some of these foods contain hormones that can cause an imbalance. Start consuming more dark green vegetables, watching what ingredients are in food, and of course an efficient amount of sleep.