Obesity in the family can be caused by genetics and bad habits
Obesity is worrying sickness because it leads to weight gain, increased blood pressure and diabetes risk that increase risk of heart attack of the myocardium and stroke, which are the two main causes of death in Brazil and in the world.
The genetic causes of obesity are already studied and with several conclusive and still controversial information. Thus, one of the explanations for several overweight members in the same family is the genetic inheritance for obesity. Still, unfortunately, there are no microscopically accepted treatments to change this genetic information from people with this inheritance and hence do not gain weight.
Indeed, for an absolute majority of relatives with obesity at the same time continues to be a consequence of poor eating habits of older members, who are experienced and repeated by the descendants. Even for families with genetic inheritance, unhealthy eating behaviors contribute heavily to weight gain.
Another relevant factor, usually commented by people who can not lose weight due to different causes, is that even in the attempt of one of the members of re-educate the food standard, other household members, in addition to not joining, still do not collaborate on healthier purchases of recommended foods. The person who tried to change the habits can still be criticized.
In this way, obesity in the family, has internal and individual causes consequent of the genetics, but also in the majority the cause of obesity between relatives is by shared eating errors for a long time and without respect for those who try to change.
How to change this scenario? An important alternative is the older ones who support the home to be aware that poor eating habits lead to obesity which tends to shorten the life years. In the face of this, they need to make healthier purchases and set an example for the offspring.
In some more difficult situations, where family members insist on not supporting a member who is looking for healthy weight loss, an alternative may be to move house . After all, a family that does not respect a relative for health can not be considered healthy, either nutrologically or psychically.
Remember that living as long as possible depends on healthy eating habits and physical activity. But this is an option of each one that does not solve with magic but continuous effort.
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