Obesity in the UK is proving to be a huge strain on the NHS, as individuals tend to have multiple comorbidities associated with being overweight. Bariatric surgery has been found to be an effective way of managing the financial strain by reducing the incidence of comorbidities in individuals’ post-surgical weight loss. Factors such as Human Rights Law, the NHS constitution and the Bioethical principals for good practice point to the benefits for all morbidly obese patients to be provided with bariatric surgery, however there are further opinions to suggest this is only treating the symptom and not the cause.
I have found from my research that child obesity is a major issue in Wales and more so, America. There needs to be drastic changes to try solve this problem, yet there doesn’t seem anyone/any organisation big enough to do so. However, there are small changes over world that I have noticed, such as schools taking out more fatty foods and bringing in new healthy options to take there place. This started with Jamie Oliver going round Britain looking at school dinners and then giving the children a new healthy option. Also from my research I have found that in both America and Wales the main cause seems to be an unhealthy diet combined with a lack of exercise. High-calorie foods such as chocolates, sweets and fast food are cheap and readily available to children. Alongside this, physical activity and exercise are no longer a part of most children's days - some children never walk or cycle to school or play sport. Instead, many of them
Obesity is a very serious subject that a lot of people take lightly, especially us as Americans. America is the most obese country in the world. Statistics show that 300,000 people die a day in the United States of America due to obesity. This clearly shows that we have a serious problem that is massively underestimated. Obesity is also something that countries all across the world suffer from. For example, Australia is also one of the most obese countries in the world, and 50,000 people die a year from obesity in Australia. That’s 140 people who die per day in Australia. To solve the problem of obesity the prices of junk food should be raised and the prices of healthy food should be lowered and more convenient.
The prevalence of obesity in England rose from 14.9% to 25.6% between 1993 and 2014 and the trend is still increasing (Public Health England, 2016a). Furthermore, World Health Organization [WHO] (2016a) recognise obesity as a public health issue. Public health is about helping the population to stay healthy and protecting them from health threats (Department of Health [DH], 2016a). It is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through society (Detels, Gulliford, Abdool Karim & Chuan Tan, 2015). Obesity is the contemporary public health issue that is to be explored throughout this assignment. Epidemiology will justify the reasoning as to why obesity is a public health issue. A health promotion initiative designed
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic with 67.1% of adults (aged 16 and over) in the UK being overweight or obese according to the
The campaign we will be presenting is about obesity. In Sandwell, especially Smethwick; the number of children who are considered obese is 893 and the local value for this number is 25.9 where the England average is 19.0 and England’s worst is 26.5 ( as you can see the Sandwell figure is very close to England’s worst). These children are much more likely to develop health problems
In the 21st century obesity within the UK was starting to become a major concern, after the issue of smoking had been dealt with. In order to get a handle on the growing problem of obesity, the prime minister at the time released a new piece of legislation otherwise known as “Choosing Health: Making healthy choices easier”. This piece of legislation was designed with the
In the UK about 46% of men in England and 32% of women are overweight, and an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are classified as obese. Overweight people and obesity is rapidly increasing so it is estimated that by 2015 over 50% of the population will be obese. These campaigns have a big emphasis on education and in particular in settings such as primary and secondary schools. Children are being taught about healthy lifestyles, one of the big changes was inputting healthy foods into school canteens. Adults are also being educated by replicating the idea in schools workplaces also have fatty foods replaced with healthier foods and reducing the number of smoking areas to discourage smoking breaks at work when it all gets too stressful.
In the United States the society needs to work on controlling this problem known as obesity. It is a problem that if does not get controlled sooner than later, will spiral out of hand even more. Before this spirals out of control society needs to take action to reducing the cost of healthy food amongst middle-low class citizens so they can eat the
They argue that many public health campaigns have made the problem of obesity worse by minimizing how difficult it is for individuals to lose weight. This book challenges governments to abandon top-down planning solutions in favor of bottom-up innovations to confront the obesity crisis. From XXL, the section that speaks of all the risk involved with being obese is the perspective used in this report. It recalls various facts helpful to readers so they can understands what is behind the struggles of obesity. These facts include the approximate death a year in the United States, the various illnesses and disabilities of obesity, how bullying affects the obese individual, etc. XXL is a great source of information for anyone looking to research
In February 2015, Public Health England released a presentation appropriately named ‘Making the case for tackling obesity - why invest?’ detailing why it is important for local authorities to invest in tackling obesity. The presentation cleverly presents facts and figures with illustrations, the more important and shocking statistics and facts in bold to attract readers to these facts. The presentation not only discusses why obesity is becoming an increasing issue, but the impact of obesity (individually and nationally), the cost on the government and related organisations, the challenges obesity presents, the benefits investment into tackling obesity could have individually, locally and nationally and, how authorities could take action. [Public Health England, 2015] The producers of this presentation, Public Health England, protect and improve the health of the general public through collecting statistics and alerting authorities of increasing health risks; reducing health inequalities. [Public Health England, n.d. (E)] Nationally, this health report could encourage various authorities to take action and invest in tackling obesity. As a national campaign, this could encourage individuals to change their lifestyle; improving their own health and prospects as well as those around them.Locally, in both Norfolk and Durham, this health report could encourage authorities to take action and invest in
Approximately 9 million Australians over the age of 18 were estimated in 2001 to be overweight orobese, (ie Body Mass Index BMI* > 25) with 3.3 million in the high-risk obese group (BMI > 30).Levels of overweight and obesity have increased rapidly in the last twenty years.The problem is of enormous health, social and economic concern because overweight and obesitycause a wide range of debilitating and life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease,Type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancers, osteoarthritis, kidney and gall bladder disease, and respiratory and musculoskeletal problems. In addition, obesity can destroy self-esteem, lead to socialdiscrimination and contribute towards mental illness. Overweight and its associated illnesses also create a huge financial burden for governments andsociety as a whole. Latest estimates suggest that the true costs of obesity may now be as high as$1.3 billion per year and rising
Obesity is becoming one of the biggest problems in the country, but there has to be reasons for it. It can be the economy, society now, or people and companies. It’s time that our country starts to realize that we can’t live like this anymore. We need to see what is causing the sudden rise in obesity, and what we can do to fix it. Education of risks and solutions can be very helpful. Obesity is killing so many people, yet is still 100 percent avoidable. Our country is beginning to care less and really let themselves go. The fast food industry, supermarkets, and schools are the ones at fault for the spreading problem of obesity.
Obesity is classified as one of the extremely common and serious public health problems in the world. Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading global risks of mortality in the world (World Health Organization, 2009). Furthermore, they are one of the major factors of for a number of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer (World Health Organization, 2005). According to NHS UK, obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more for adults, and the UK 1990 growth reference curves are used to define obesity for Children (Cole TJ, Freeman JV, Preece MA, 1995). The growing challenge of obesity of Europe countries is remarkable among Asian countries .In 2008, 1.4 billion adults (35%) aged 20 and over were overweight and 500 million were obese (11%). More than 40 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2012(World Health Organization, 2014). That is the global obesity situation. Furthermore, the obesity problem in the UK is not optimistic, the UK has the highest obesity rates among Europe countries, and this trend has strikingly increased over the recent years to the point where more than 20% of the population are now obese. (University of Birmingham, 2014) However, the obesity situation in Singapore is more worrisome. In 2010, 40% adults aged 18 to 69 were overweight and 10% were obese which is more than double the level seen in 1992. (Ministry of Health Singapore, 2010) This essay will
In recent years, obesity in Britain is increasing. The Government believes that reducing fast food and soft drink calories in the market,