Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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Introduction
There is no hiding this secret, America is overweight. As we remain the title of land of the free, we are looked upon by the rest of the world as “The fat country”. A label that you or I are not proud of and each day more and more people are becoming aware of the new epidemic called Obesity. Obesity is not only a major health issue in the United States but also the world. Over the past 30 years, The World Health Organization has considered increasing Obesity’s prevalence to epidemic levels. One result as to why, is that Obesity is putting more worldwide people to risk of death from obesity rather than underweight. (Cowie, 2014)
Over the past 30 years there has been a marked increase to the prevalence of childhood obesity, Sixty percent of children in the United States from age six to eleven, approximately one in six children are victims of obesity-related illnesses according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) This is more than nine million children alone in the United States alone. (Cowie, 2014) These numbers are becoming more and more shocking and disturbing. “as a community, have we encouraged the most destructive epidemic outburst?” obesity and overweight in childhood are public concerns because rapidly, unhealthy weight is becoming the most prevalent nutrition problem of K-12 school age group in United States and around the world. (Sekhar, Kar, 2014) Throughout the years children have become increasingly more sedentary, spending more…

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