Medical experts and specialists have different opinions concerning the causes of obesity. Although not all of the causes have yet been researched, most experts hold hormonal metabolism responsible for weight development and the development of obesity, in addition to the lifestyle of modern society (lack of exercise, high-calorie diet) and inherited susceptibility to obesity.
Psychological factors such as upbringing, but also experienced traumas, can have just as great an influence on the development of the disease. Current stress and frustrating experiences in professional or private life can also be compensated for by increased food intake.
Obesity increases the risk of many diseases of civilization, such as cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis and cancer risks are also frequently associated with obesity.
In addition, the psychological consequences of the disease are relevant. Many sufferers often feel excluded from society and withdraw. The consequence is a severe restriction of social contacts as well as a withdrawal, which can also significantly inhibit professional development.