What are the risk factors for becoming obese?

Sequelae. The consequences of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan.
Risk factors. Risk factors for obesity comsuption of more calories than you use, inactivity, hypothyroidism, cushing disease and medication adverse effects.
Obese family members. Growing up in an obese family is a risk factor for becoming obese. First, there may be a familial genetic trait that makes a person maximize his inborn ability to store away energy as fat. Then, the family may eat too many high calorie foods or snack too often (even continuing to snack without hunger, but just out of habit). Also, the family may use food as its method of coping with stress.