Obesity is an excess of body fat that results in a significant impairment of health. Doctors generally agree that men with more than 25% body fat and women with more than 30% are obese. Obesity is becoming a modern civilization virus spreading across countries and continents, according to the World Health Organization statistics. It rapidly gets big and very serious issue in the modern society and is also growing in the former 3rd world countries. Obesity is mainly known as an eating disorder. But, it is not simply eating a lot. Doctors and nutrition specialists aware that obesity is a very serious and chronic illness that is predominant in today’s society. Obesity is also not a simple disease or health disfunction, it’s often described as a social and economic problem as well:
USA alone spends over $117 billion per year; UK spends almost £2.6 billion in indirect losses to the Britain’s economy; Almost three hundred thousand adult deaths just in the USA each year are caused by unhealthy diets, general physical inactivity and sedentary behavior; Almost one third of the adult population of the USA is obese! A bigger part of scientific articles and media reports simply refer those mentioned numbers as a combination of fast food diet and a sedentary lifestyle of many individs in front of TV or PC. Quite often such implications ignore other economic and social motives underneath the changes in diet and the way people live (for example, profits generated by the food or entertainment industries). Obesity drastically lowers the length of life expectancy of overweight persons. Apart from that, obese individuals have a known risk factor for chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and some forms of cancer.