Chapter 1: Why Is The Population Becoming
Weight gain and obesity have become causes of health concerns
in the western world.
Obesity in particular is one of the leading causes of preventable
death in the world today. Studies have been conducted to
establish the reasons why the world population seems to be
gaining weight. Research has shown, for instance, that the
general weight of the population today, is much higher than it
was in the 1960s.
What are the factors that have contributed to this turn of events
and what are the intervention measures that can be instituted to
control it? Studies have shown that although our children still
engage in physical exercises, just like the children of yester
years, they still add weight and in some cases get obese. For the
older people, lack of exercise, among other issues has been cited
a reason for weight gain or becoming fat.