obesity3A recent study showed that older brothers generally weighed over 200 pounds while younger brothers were about 185 pounds on average. The study compared brothers between the ages of 35 and 55 who had BMIs between 25 and 30, which can be classified as overweight.
Obesity is known to have several factors involved, including a genetic possibility. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Auckland would confirm this through the finding that firstborn males are more likely to become obese.
The results of the study was that the older brothers generally weighed over 200 pounds while younger brothers were about 185 pounds on average. The researchers believe this can come from the fact that the bodies of the firstborn had a harder time responding to insulin sensitivity, an effect which may occur in firstborns in the womb.
Being obese can lead to various foot and ankle conditions. If you are overweight or obese and are suffering from foot pain, see podiatrist Dr. Neal Mozen of Foot Healthcare Associates. Dr. Mozen can care for your foot and ankle needs.
Obesity and your Feet
Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling. Being overweight is one of the main contributors to foot complications.
Problems & Complications
Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet. As your weight increases, your balance and body will shift, creating new stresses on your feet. This uneven weight distribution can cause pain, even while doing the simplest tasks, such as walking.
Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has a drastic impact on the health of your feet. As you get older, your diabetes might worsen, which could lead to loss of feeling in your feet, sores, and bruises. You could also become more prone to various infections.
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