Wk 3 DQ 1 - cancer and cerebrovascular ailments including...

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Wk 3, DQ 1 Due Tuesday, March 23 rd What main factors contribute to individuals becoming obese? What are the health consequences of excess weight? The main factors that contribute to an individuals becoming obese are eating too many calories and not getting enough exercise. Although, other factors such as genetics, metabolism, behavior, environment, culture, psychological, and socioeconomic status also contribute to an individuals becoming obese. The health consequences of excess weight include an increased risk of heart disease,
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Unformatted text preview: cancer and cerebrovascular ailments including strokes. Other consequences of excess weight include: diabetes, gallstones, sleep apnea, asthma, osteoarthritis, complications during pregnancy, premature death, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, decreased HDLs (good cholesterol), and several cancers (endometrial, colon, gallbladder, prostate, kidney, uterine, and postmenopausal breast cancer)....
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