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What are the primary causes of obesity?

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Primary causes of obesity include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity, genetics or other medical conditions.

Unhealthy food choices that lead to obesity could be eating fast food high in fat, drinking too much alcohol, overeating, etc. If you do not exercise enough, you do not use the energy provided by the food you eat. The extra kilojoules are stored in the body as fat which lead to obesity.

Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome can also lead to obesity for some people. In some cases, certain genetic traits or hormonal imbalances can make losing weight more difficult.  

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