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What is obesity and how is it measured?

Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excess of body fat that can adversely affect health. It is generally measured by thebody mass index(BMI), which calculates the ratio between weight in kilograms and height in square meters. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. It's important to note that BMI isn't a perfect indicator, as it doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle mass, but it does offer a good starting point for identifying weight-related risks.

What are the main causes of obesity?

Obesity results from a combination of factors, including genetics, a sedentary lifestyle, a high-calorie diet and psychological factors. The imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended is the immediate cause of fat accumulation. Environmental influences such as lack of access to healthy foods, advertising for ultra-processed foods and less active lifestyles also contribute to this epidemic.

What are the health risks associated with obesity?

Obesity increases the risk of developing many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer,arthritis, and respiratory disorders such as sleep apnea. It can also affect mental health, leading to lower self-esteem and sometimes depression.

How can obesity be treated?

Obesity treatment is based on sustainable lifestyle changes, including a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Interventions can also include psychological support, medication to help control appetite or metabolic problems, and in some cases, bariatric surgery. It is crucial to consult healthcare professionals to develop a suitable treatment plan.

What are the best practices for preventing obesity?

Obesity prevention often involves adopting a healthy diet and regular physical activity. We recommend limiting sugar, saturated fats and empty calories, while favoring fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. Encouraging daily physical activity and reducing screen time are also beneficial practices.

What's the difference between obesity and overweight?

Obesity and overweight are both terms for excessive levels of body fat, but they differ in degree. Overweight indicates a weight above what is considered normal or healthy for a certain height, often defined by a BMI between 25 and 29.9. Obesity, on the other hand, is defined by a BMI of 30 or more. Both conditions increase the risk of serious health problems, but obesity is associated with higher risks.

What are the psychological impacts of obesity?

The psychological impacts of obesity can be profound and vary from person to person. Challenges often include lowered self-esteem, feelings of shame or guilt, and an increased risk of depression andanxiety. The social stigma associated with obesity can also lead to social isolation and affect quality of life. Psychological support is recommended to help manage these aspects.

What role does genetics play in obesity?

Genetics play a significant role in the development of obesity. Some people are genetically predisposed to accumulate weight more easily than others. Variations in specific genes can affect the mechanisms regulating appetite, metabolism and fat storage. However, even with a genetic predisposition, environmental and lifestyle factors are crucial in the development of obesity.

How does the social environment influence obesity?

The social environment has a major impact on obesity rates. Limited access to affordable, nutritious food, a high prevalence of fast food, neighborhoods without safe spaces for exercise, and social norms that promote sedentary behaviors can all contribute to the rise in obesity. Public policy and community initiatives play an important role in changing these environments to promote healthier lifestyle choices.

What are the surgical options for treating obesity, and when are they considered?

Surgical options, such as bariatric surgery, are considered when other weight loss methods, such as lifestyle changes and medication, have not been successful. These procedures are generally reserved for people with a BMI of 40 or over, or 35 and over with obesity-related health conditions. Common types include gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, which reduce the size of the stomach and modify the digestive system to help lose weight. These procedures require a long-term commitment to a healthy lifestyle to be effective and safe.