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Fat parents, fat children – Doctors are sounding the Alarm. The number of people with Obesity continues to rise. Tips for diet and weight loss seem to have little effect. What can you do? Obesity (obesity, Obesity, obesity), the higher a mass phenomenon especially in the developed countries, The number of people with Obesity to many Kilos on the Dare, particularly in the child age at an alarming speed. Obesity limits the quality of life and shortened life expectancy. Obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, for example, for high blood pressure (hypertension).

From Overweight to obesity

According to the world health organization (WHO), the number of people with Obesity in the past 20 years, tripled. Slightly Overweight, has little negative impact on health. However, it is already a sign that more energy is taken in with the food as consumed. Often then, you will collect excess fatty tissue and the excess weight is obesity.

Obesity: nutrition as the main reason

Under such a morbid Obesity, approximately every fifth German suffers in the meantime. In children and adolescents Institute (KiGGS-study) are, according to the study by the Robert Koch around 15 % overweight and 6 % obese. This means that 800,000 children and adolescents suffering addiction to Fat. Particularly critical: obesity is not grows, but increases with age.

The main reason, especially in our food: too much, too fat, too high-calorie. In addition to little movement, so as to exploit the excess calories. Thus, the energy is not burned, but the bad times are stored. It’s just that these never come, and, consequently, the fat stores grow. Obesity is not often unwieldy and quickly out of breath – which in turn promotes the joy of movement. So Overweight and obesity are a vicious circle in which more and more people are caught.

The degree of obesity

Whether the weight is in the normal range, Overweight, or already a obesity has developed, with the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI uses weight in relation to height (BMI = kg/m2), with slight variations depending on age. When normal weight the BMI is in the range of 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight to 29.9; everything about it is a obesity.

Often this is divided further into three Grade obesity grade I of a BMI of 30, obese class II is a BMI of 35 and obesity grade III (obesity permagna), a BMI of 40. A obesity grade I is, for example, in the case of a 170 cm woman is from a starting weight of 87 kilograms, while a obesity permagna is a weight of 116 kilograms.

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