Almost a third of the world is now fat, a global research conducted at Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington revealed. Is it scary because finding the right clothing for one third of the world would be a challenge? Or is it dangerous because it comes with serious health risks? Maybe both. But we can still find clothes that fit us, but not the life if it’s lost to one of the deadly risks discussed in the studies that appeared in 2014.
Here’re top 5 obesity studies that warn us enough to shed that extra weight right away:
1. Why women doing desk job are at risk of obesity
Sitting for even 3-6 hours while working could make women obese, even if they are indulged in leisure time physical activity, according to a study. Strangely, if men were not found to be at risk of obesity if they spent similar amount of time sitting. According to researchers men are more active in leisure-time physical activity than women and women tend to do less vigorous and more moderate activity compared with men.
2. Half a million cancers a year fuelled by obesity
According to a study by WHO’s cancer research agency, obesity is to blame for nearly half a million cases of cancer a year, with overweight women at a far greater risk than men. The findings show that obesity-related cancer is a greater problem for women than men, largely due to endometrial (womb/uterus) and post-menopausal breast cancers.
3. Extreme obesity increases risk of dying
People with class III (or extreme) obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight, the findings showed. Adults with extreme obesity have increased risk of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, says the research.
4. Obesity before pregnancy linked to premature births
Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, especially those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy, says a study.
5. Toddlers who sleep less have higher obesity risk
Toddlers who sleep less than 10 hours a day are at increased risk of becoming obese than those who sleep for at least 13 hours, a new study has warned.Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and health related problems later in life, according to researchers at the University College London (UCL).
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