Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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The United States have the highest rate of people battling obesity, with childhood obesity on the rise. Just about one-third of adults in America are obese, and about 17% of children are obese. There are many health problems associated with obesity, which are preventable. America has state and local programs to prevent obesity, which Centers for Disease control and Prevention funds in all 50 states. Obesity is considered one of the highest killers since the 1980’s, with fast food shops on the rise and the healthy prices going up it’s hard to control how we eat.
Obesity is a condition that involves one to have excessive body fat, which cause a greater change of health problems. To be diagnose with obesity, a doctor measures the patient’s body fat. This measurement is called Body Mass Index (BMI), which takes your height and weight in to consideration and results in the patient’s Body Mass Index number. A person with a 30 or higher BMI is considered obese. If the patient bodyweight is 20% more than recommended based on height than that patient can also categorized as obese. Obesity is a very serious condition that affects millions of people around the world. Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Research shows that “In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese. 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight…

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