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Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Number Date Obesity in New Generation As the modern society fights to eliminate a lot of epidemic diseases, there are new challenges of lifestyle diseases such as obesity which arise. Obesity has come out as an increasing worry in the new generation in comparison to other diseases. For instance, the incidence of overweight and obesity among children have become a global concern that is associated with increased health complications. Obesity is a condition of excessive or abnormal accumulation of fat in the body (Pool, 13). We can consider obesity as a disease because it is caused by physiological malfunction of the body system. The system of regulating weight among the obese people usually works as intended; however, it becomes a concern because the weight gained is very high and surpasses the desired status. The issue of obesity predisposes the affected individual to increased risks developing other diseases (Pool, 13). Research shows that these risks increase as the degree of obesity increases. Obesity shortens an individual life expectancy by exposing obese people to the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer complication in acute cases. Concern over the definition and the aspect of fat accumulation raises critical questions such as what value is average body fat and how fat is too much for one to be obese. For example, an overweight child may weigh relatively less than a healthy adult. Therefore, the weight alone does not define obesity. The weight issue should be described in factors such as gender, age, and height. However, the primary responsibility is to address the

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