Obesity Problem and Solutions

2009 Words Apr 17th, 2012 9 Pages


Teacher: Nguyen Phuong LeStudent: Duong Thi TamClass: 1TC-11Course: EAP WritingDate: March 4, 2012 |

Obesity is the most prevalent, fatal, chronic and relapsing disorder of the 21st century. The rapid growth in obesity represents a major public concern. Although body weight tends to increase with age, the evolution of obesity over the lifecycle is not well understood. This paper, based on secondary research, discusses the causes and effects of the obesity problem and its solutions. Based on the findings of the research, the paper draws the conclusion that although obesity
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In fact, a lack of energy balance most often causes overweight and obesity because of taking in more calories than using. People are becoming more inactive and lazier. As noted in What Causes Overweight and Obesity? (2010) on the website nhlbi.nih.gov, many Americans are not very physically active. One reason for this is that they spend hours in front of TVs and computers doing work and relaxing. Other reasons for being passive include: using cars instead of walking, fewer physical requirements at work or at home and lack of physical exercise classes in school for children. People who are passive are more likely to gain weight so an inactive lifestyle also raises your risk of obesity and other health problem.

Gene is also shown as a factor resulting in obesity. Regardless of the environment, some people stay thin and some still become obese. The Causes of Obesity on the website annecollins.com shows that genes affect a number of weight-related processes in the body, such as metabolic rate, blood glucose metabolism, fat-storage, hormones. It also gives the evidence that adopted children tend to develop weight problems similar to their biological, rather than adoptive, parents. In addition, infants born to overweight mothers have been found to less active and to gain more weight by the age of three months when compared with infants of normal weight mothers. According to The causes of obesity-genes, behaviour and environment (2009) on the website