Human Existing Environment May Be Prone To Obesity

According to a recent report by the US Newsweek website, in the past 50 years, humans have become more and more fat in general. Scientists believe that this is largely due to the environment we are in. A new study published in the British Medical Journal warns that the so-called “obesity” environment will increase our body mass index (BMI) unhealthy environment from our uterus to death.

Researchers believe that the environment we are in is an “obesity” environment, including how close the grocery store is, how easy it is to use safe sidewalks, and how easy it is to park. Toxins and microbes also play a role.


According to the World Health Organization, the number of obese people in the world exceeded 650 million in 2016. To figure out why global obesity has almost tripled since 1975, Norwegian scientists have studied data from 118,959 people collected regularly in North Trondelag from 1963 to 2008. These people are between the ages of 13 and 80 and they represent the entire Norwegian population.

The researchers found that from the 1960s to the 1910s, the Norwegian BMI average rose sharply and began to rise from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. People born after 1970 have a much higher BMI than they were born before.Moreover, people with genetic predisposition tend to have the greatest increase in BMI. In the 1960s, the male with the highest genetic risk had an average BMI higher than the lowest risk male by 1.2; by the first 10 years of the century, the gap had risen to 2.09. Among women, this gap was 1.77 in the 1960s and 2.58 in the first 10 years of the century. Even with weight-related factors such as smoking, the results of this study are valid.


The researchers believe that BMI improvement can be explained by the interaction of the “obesity” environment with individual genetic traits.They also pointed out that although eating too much and not exercising enough is the cause of obesity, “the underlying causes are likely to be a complex combination of globalization, industrialization and other social, economic, cultural and political factors.”

Maria Brand Quest, of the Department of Public Health and Nursing at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, one of the authors of the study, said: “For those who are genetically obese, the current environment may make it harder for them to choose the right one. Lifestyle. However, although we cannot change our genes, we can influence the environment in which we live. Changing the human environment may be an important means of dealing with the obesity epidemic.”