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Can be considered in terms of:
- genetic factors
(endocrine) causes of obesity
- drug-induced obesity
- Increasing rates of obesity in children and young adults are
important since the majority of fat children will become fat adults
of growth before and after birth have also emerged as being important
combination of low birth weight, coupled with excessive weight gain after one
year of age is especially hazardous and may account, in part, for the increased
rates of coronary heart disease and type-2 diabetes in people of South Asian origin
- the most common cause of obesity is
a combination of excessive calorie intake and reduced physical activity
its simplest level, obesity is caused when people overeat in relation to their
energy needs. At the same time as energy expenditure has dropped considerably,
environmental factors have combined to make it increasingly easy for people to
consume more calories than they need...(2)”
Heart Foundation (November 2004). The Causes of obesity.
- Third Report
from the Health Committee: Obesity: Session 2003-04:London;House of Commons.
Last reviewed 01/2018