Obesity Cause and Effect

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Obesity in Egypt Egyptians are known for many things but one of the most extraordinary things they are known for is their food. Nowadays, Egyptians suffer from obesity which is a very dangerous phenomenon. According to Egypt Independent newspaper, “nearly 70 percent of its adult population are overweight; Egypt is the fattest African country. It’s also the 14th fattest country in the world.” Obesity has many causes and effects. The first cause is the environmental. Egypt is a unique country with an unhealthy environment. The streets of Egypt are very crowded and the air is much polluted so; it is hard for Egyptians to walk or run in the streets and the nature of Egyptians who do not take sports as a priority, prefer driving their cars over walking. The concept of the park and the gym is not well known for all the Egyptians, and they believe it is a waste of time. The second cause is the fast food. Fast food has grown in Egypt in the last decade. The habits of eating have changed over time. Fast food restaurants have increased which offer a fat based food which does not have any positive effect on health. According to Egypt Independent “IN Egypt rising obesity rates are connected to a growing number of junk food and fast food outlets, coupled with increasingly sedentary lifestyles,”. Genes also have a great effect on people’s weight. Genes has a great effect on the weight and the look of humans. Centres for disease control and prevention says “Science shows that genetics plays a role in obesity. Genes can directly cause obesity in disorders such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.” The causes are different between every country and every family but the effects are always the same The first effect is on the health of the Egyptian. Obesity threatens the human life because it causes diseases such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes,

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