Obesity is a problem that we have in our society and it does not stop growing. It affects our quality of life and our health, and the latest studies suggest that the effects it has on our cognitive deterioration, stress and hypertension are very similar to those caused by aging. This causes premature aging that, in most cases, has a solution if there is an intention to solve the overweight and obesity with a change in habits or by undergoing some type of weight-loss treatment.

HOW OBESITY AFFECTS AGING

A recent study carried out by researchers from Concordia University and published in the journal Obesity Reviews analyzes how obesity causes pathologies that mainly affect older people, such as cognitive impairment, mobility problems, Alzheimer’s, the possibility of suffering from type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular risk or the weakening of the immune system, among others. Thus, the effects of overweight and obesity are equated with those caused by aging. The conclusions lead to how obesity is an important factor in accelerating the mechanisms of aging.

Regarding the genetic level, the study analyzes how obesity has the capacity to influence alterations related to aging, such as telomere shortening, which is 25% more than in patients without obesity.

With all this, the study tries to raise awareness about the role that obesity plays in the body’s fight against all those diseases that have to do with age and the passage of time. They also clarify that, on some occasions, the process cannot be reversed.

It must be borne in mind that obesity, by having important effects on the immune system, can make people who suffer from it more susceptible to diseases such as the flu, for example, a condition that occurs more often than in those who are of adequate weight. Also highlighted in the study is the increased risk of suffering from sarcopenia, a pathology directly associated with being overweight and that progressively affects the decrease in muscle mass and strength.

In Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery in Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Anand, Nadiad, we always recommend adopting measures for the prevention against obesity, and, in case of detecting a problem of overweight or suffering from obesity, go-to professionals to find the most appropriate solution.

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