Obesity Epidemic Essay

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  • Obesity : The Obesity Epidemic

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    The Obesity Epidemic What is obesity? According to the Health Reference Center Academic, “Obesity is a clinical condition characterized by an excess of body fat”. Obesity causes serious and life-threatening diseases. Obesity can be calculated using the BMI or Body mass index. The higher the BMI the more obese a person is considered. More than 1 third of the population in the US is obese. Medical costs for treating obesity were estimated at $147 billion in 2008. Non-Hispanic black and Mexican American

  • The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

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    the issue. There has been substantial encouragement, which has pressured governments and politicians to implement restrictions on the publicising of unhealthy foods, particularly those targeting children. (Jolly, R. 2011) Researchers of the epidemic of obesity are inclined to emphasise environmental aspects, including the convenience of high-calorie appetising junk foods in conjunction with the influence of television programming, video games, computers and tablets that discourage exercise. Theoretically

  • The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

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    The Obesity Epidemic is a topic widely studied and mentioned in several contexts’ both medical and social. Obesity is described by Boero (2012) to have exploded in meaning Post- World War II to be more than a “physical flaw.” Weight concern became an idea that debuted in magazines mainly targeting women and emphasizing “natural thinness.” The disappearance of the normally worn “corset” and popularization of the typical 1920’s “boy catching” flapper, increased the production of diet products and the

  • The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

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    of obesity in children is on the rise in America. One in three children in America is obese (Kelly). Anyone can recognize there is a problem with the growing numbers of children overweight, however, no one has come up with a way to stop the obesity epidemic. This epidemic in children has been caused by numerous factors now numerous solutions can stop this if they are put in use. Children are weighing more than they ever have. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “Obesity has

  • Obesity : The Obesity Epidemic

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    The obesity epidemic has now become one of the most pressing issues of our time. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) said “...obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults (39 percent of Earth’s adult population) were overweight. That includes 600 million who were obese” (Kiener 2015). In the United States, slightly more than one third of adults are obese (FRAC 2016), and obesity-related deaths make up 18% of all deaths, which is now more than

  • Obesity : The Obesity Epidemic

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    The Obesity Epidemic What is obesity? A condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body; obesity is when someone is so overweight that it is a threat to their health (“What is Obesity?”). Obesity is an increasing global health problem. Corpulence is an important matter because of the astounding magnitudes that this disease has reached in the past 30 years (“Health and Aging”). Obesity is the reason for nearly 10 percent of the national medical budget, which

  • The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

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    Obesity has always been a topic that many have had due to the increase attention it has received. Across America, there has been a lot of attention on the obesity epidemic. In America and the inner cities, more people are eating meals away from home in addition to consuming larger portions from fast food restaurants. At this rate, gaining weight is the likely outcome. High energy dense food has become convenient and affordable. Fast food is almost everywhere in America and, contributes to the growing

  • Obesity Epidemic

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    The American Obesity Epidemic The American obesity epidemic is an issue that has become increasingly prevelant over the years. While this is a very large and complex issue, it can be primarily pin-pointed to a few key factors, such as poverty, lifestyle, and the types and availability of food these days. The largest contributing factor to obesity in this country is poverty. Charles L. Baum discusses this extensively in his article The Effects of Food stamps on Obesity. “Poverty has historically

  • The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

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    rise in obesity has reached global epidemic proportions (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2015). Obesity is defined as an “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.” Body Mass Index (BMI) is a common tool used to measure a person 's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (kg/m2) (WHO, 2015). An individual with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is considered clinically obese (WHO, 2015). However this may not be the most valid way of measuring obesity as it

  • The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

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    decisions when they gorge their mouths with ninety-nine cent triple cheeseburgers that takes two minutes to make. Yeah America is great and all, but obesity is not. The McDonalds, Jack in the Box, Carl’s Jr, on every corner is driving America down a very unhealthy and scary road. As time goes on people find new ways to be lazy. There needs to be an epidemic for exercise, and healthiness. The normal body type should be fit and lean, not over weight and fat. There needs to be a scare across America where

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