Obesity is a gradual process which occurs as a result of food intake being greater than calories burnt. Common causes of obesity include:

  • Overeating
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Slow Metabolism
  • Psychological Disorders / Factors
  • Associated with other conditions such as Thyroid disorders, diabetes and Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Treatment with certain medications
  • Genetics – some people may have a family history of obesity, increasing their chance of suffering from this condition

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Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm