Obesity : A Health Concern For A Lot Of People Essay

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Introduction of Health Concern Overweight and obesity is a health concern for a lot of people in America especially African Americans. Obesity is more prevalent in the African American culture. In today’s society, there are a lot of African American children and teens that are obese due to the unhealthy foods they consume and lack of physical activity. This is a concern because overweight children are more likely to be obese as adults. Research suggest that the growing rate of childhood obesity is steadily increasing nationwide. The Surgeon General has called it the fastest-growing, most threatening disease in the USA today. Being overweight and obese is not just a cosmetic concern but these conditions can increases an individual’s chance for other health problems such as: hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and/or breast, prostate, or colon cancers. Therefore, being overweight or obese affects a person’s quality of life. General Understanding of Audience The people chosen for this focus group were carefully and specifically recruited in order to receive authentic data or information. The participants consisted of 3 people that had similar but somewhat different views on obesity among African Americans. The first participants was a 41 year old, African American, female teacher. She struggles with obesity and has three sisters that struggle with obesity as well. The second participant was a 35 year old, African American female
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