Dangers of Being Obese | Part One
More than 2/3rds of Americans are either overweight or obese
Right now, more than 2/3rds of Americans are either overweight or obese. And when looking out into the whole world, we find that over 650 million people are labeled with obesity, and more are expected to join in the coming years.
We measure obesity by using a Body Mass Index. In this Index, if a person has a score of 30 or higher, they are labeled obese. And the score of 30 is determined by a person’s weight relative to their height. A healthy range for everyone should be between 18 and 25. Now to be fair, the BMI Index is not the best tool, and if you are wondering whether you are obese or not, I suggest going to your Doctor. Nonetheless, it does help people get a general idea of where they are and is currently used as a tool of measurement in countless studies.
In this series, I am going to highlight a few glaring complications that come with obesity. Please do not let this short list fool you. There are more issues that come with obesity than I am about to mention, and the cause and effect of each is a deeply intricate and ongoing scientific matter.
I have compiled this list to warn anyone who is not tampering down their weight. Hopefully, this warning causes action. Because the future of an obese person is not determined. There are ways to fight back, and I have links down below for anyone who is looking to do this. But, otherwise, let’s begin.
A Huge Danger of Obesity
Within all of us, there is a piece that fears and despises cancer. Probably, why the slogan “Fuck Cancer” resonates with so many. And cancer isn’t obvious. It can come from many hidden sources and for several subtle reasons. So, whenever we can spot one of these cancerous connections looking to link up with us. We should try our best to separate ourselves from it and burn any bridges trying to connect us.
Large cohort studies and observational studies have found that obesity increases a person’s risk of developing cancer. Obese people are twice as likely to develop Esophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer, and Kidney Cancer independently. Additionally, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has identified ten other cancers associated with overweight and obesity. Partly because obesity causes chronic inflammation at a low level, this persistent inflammation damages our DNA to the point that it can lead to cancer. And as many already know all too well, many cancers base their rate of survival by just five years. And to illustrate the link between obesity and cancer, data shows over 50 percent of all cancers diagnosed in women were associated with overweight and obesity. And without going into the grueling details of what one’s life is like with cancer. Just know it’s no walk in the park.
So, if you were looking for a reason to try and get yourself out of the obese category and lower your BMI, this may be it. Or it’s not. If not, stay tuned for part two. Good luck.
Watch Part One Here