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CAUSES FOR OBESITY (I)

 The causes for OBESITY to date have not been totally understood. However, it is a known fact that there are endless factors which cause this serious disease, some which appear to be very simple and others very complicated.

 To mention the most important causes, there are the following:

GENETICS

METABOLICS

PSYCHOLOGICAL

SOCIOCULTURAL

SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE

NEUROENDOCRINES

MEDICAMENTAL

HIGH CALORIC NUTRITION

MULTIPLE FACTORS

GENETICS

 The genes involved in OBESITY may be considered as predisposed and one or several of them may be acting in conjunction, and these are:

Gene

Localization

Intervention

OB 7q 32 Codifies to produce leptin protein
OB-R p 31 It is the receiver gene of the leptin protein
Fat 11p 15.1 Involved in the formation of pro-insulin
TUB 11p 15.4 It is present in obesity and diabetes
TULP 1 6p 21.3 It is present in obesity and diabetes
TULP 2 19q 13.1 It is present in obesity and diabetes
AY 20q 11.2 It is present in obesity and diabetes

 

METABOLIC

 Some people handle the use of calories better in order to keep up the body temperature and to carry out the metabolic processes.

PSYCHOLOGICAL

 Recent discoveries have transformed the theory that psychological causes can increase obesity and now consider the psychological changes in obesity as the consequence, not as the cause.

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