I have an assignment to do and I get confused what the difference between these two
So risk factor means that there is something that puts a person at a higher risk of developing a certain illness or disease (so obesity is a risk factor for cardiac health conditions for example)- doesn't necessarily mean that an obese person will automatically have heart issues but it increases their chances ?
but what is root cause? So it is something that is the initial cause? I am having a hard time differentiating the two since they both sound similar to me
would sedentary life style be a root cause of obesity? but then again someone who lives a sedentary life style doesn't always means they will be obese. .. so I don't know!
any help would be appreciated! please and thank you =)