A complex health disorder
where a person suffers from an
excessive amount of body fat.
In the United States, studies
have shown that more than
2/3 of adults are obese!
Obesity is determined by calculating the
person’s body mass index by dividing
their weight by their height squared.
30-34.9 Class I Obesity
35-39.9 Class II Obesity
40+ Class III Obesity
SO, WHAT ARE THE SERIOUS
IMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY?
HEALTH IMPLICATIONSObesity is linked to many health issues.
Most common health risks concerning obesity:
• Heart Attack
• Type II Diabetes
• Cancer (Breast, Colon, Kidney, Esophagus,
Gallbladder, Pancreas, Thyroid)
• Liver Disease
• Gastrointestinal Problems
• Urological and Reproductive Problems
• Respiratory Distress
• Low-Self Esteem
Financial and health issues are closely linked together.
HEALTH ISSUES =
HOSPITAL BILLS + DOCTOR’S FEES
+ MEDICINE COSTS
After hospitalization and/or post surgery
care, most patients will need further
treatment and physical therapy billing.
Indirect costs can include the loss of
compensation for missed work days.
Social consequences of obesity have a negative effect on individuals.
Social implications of obesity are more
common in obese children, including:
Men vs. Women
Women are more vulnerable to weight-based
stigma, which can lead to harsh eating disorders
(anorexia or bulimia). The effect that obesity
has on different sexes is very apparent in the
workplace. For example: obese males are more
likely to be hired over obese female applicants
because women are viewed as being less
reliable, less dependable, and less honest.