Obesity is one of the most common modern health problems, and it can be a result of various factors, therefore, its treatments can be different.
Yet, various methods often fail to provide results, so researchers have finally found the reason for it.
A recent Yorkshire Health study involved 4,000 obese adults, who were divided into 6 categories:
- Young healthy females – obese women who generally had fewer obesity-related issues, like type 2 diabetes
- Heavy-drinking males — obese men with fewer problems due to obesity, but with higher alcohol intake
- Unhappy and anxious middle-aged – predominantly women with damaged mental health and wellbeing
- Affluent and healthy elderly – people with generally optimal health, but defining features of higher alcohol intake and high blood pressure
- Physically sick but happy elderly – older people with good mental health, who suffer from chronic diseases, like osteoarthritis
- Poorest health – people who suffer from the greatest number of chronic diseases and who were the most economically deprived