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A Comparative Study of Obese and Non-Obese Male Students In Cardiovascular Function |

Dr. K. M. Valsaraj, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Body composition is defined as therelative percentage of fat and fat-free body mass. An excessive accumulation ofbody fats significantly hinders the ability to perform tasks requiring speed,endurance, and coordination. Additionally, research indicates that an excessamount of body fat is an associative and/or contributing factor to fourcategories of health hazards: (a) disturbance of normal body function,(b)increased risk of disease (e.g., hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes,coronary heart disease), (c) exacerbation of existing disease states, and (d)adverse psychological effects.