Obesity is an excess of body fat frequently resulting in a significant impairment of health.
Adipose tissue is a normal constituent of the human body that serves the function of storing energy as fat. The fat may be used by the body in response to various metabolic demands. The excess fat accumulation is associated with increased fat cell size.A very important reason for obesity is the overconsumption of carbohydrates. When carbohydrates enter our body they are rapidly broken down into glucose (a sugar). Glucose raises blood sugar levels causing pancreas to make the hormone insulin. Insulin inhibits fat already stored in our body from being broken down and it also promotes the storage of new fat in the body; and increases cholesterol levels.In many forms of severe childhood-onset obesity, the total number of fat cells is increased.Formerly, obesity was explained by the single adverse behaviour of inappropriate eating in the setting of attractive foods. But now it has been established that obesity has multiple causes and is of different types. Both genetic and environmental factors are likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of obesity. These include excess caloric intake, decreased physical activity, and metabolic and endocrine abnormalities.Genetic determinants can either play a major role in the pathogenesis of obesity or enhance susceptibility to its development.The conditions in which genetics may play a role are Prader-Willi syndrome, Ahlstrom’s syndrome, the Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome, Cohen’s syndrome, and Carpenter’s syndrome.Over weight can be estimated by Body mass index (BMI), which is weight/height square, where weight is in kilograms and height is in meters.
Obesity is defined as a body mass index above 30 kg/square meter.
Weight gain may confer increased health risks even if the BMI does not exceed 25. In women a weight gain of more than 5 kg (11 lb) is associated with increased risks of diabetes and heart disease, and in men any weight gain after age 25 appears to carry increased health risks.
More than 30% of Americans are 20% or more overweight, and one third of women and more than one quarter of men are trying to lose weight at any given time.

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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