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    major role in overweight and obesity. It does not necessarily have to be a single gene that can cause overweight, but a multiple of them can play that role. Some people who get overweight have inherited the problem from their parents. The improvement in quantitative genetics and genomics has helped in understanding the relationship between genetics and overweight better. Conditions of overweight and obesity usually occur within a certain family. Some families had a history of overweight and obesity

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    The Correlation between Stress, Overweight and Exercise Stress, exercise and obesity – what do they have in common and what roll do they play in the human body? Stress can cause obesity and exercise can elevate stress and obesity. They Mayo Clinic says that “stress can put a body at risk for many health problems, including – anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain, memory and concentration impairment” (Staff, 2013). In the same article the Mayo Clinic

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    are being overweight or obese. There are no signs that the percentages of Americans who are overweight or obese are decreasing. Not just teenagers but kids and adults worry about their weight. People have weight problems for different reasons. I think Americans need to put an effort to manage their weight. The percent of Americans being overweight or obese is increasing. There is a study that suggests that by 2030, 86 percent of Americans could be overweight or obese. Being overweight involves a

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    In the past decade, more people are becoming overweight or obese including children and adults of all ages. Obesity is “defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres (kg/m2). A BMI over 25 kg/m2 is defined as overweight, and a BMI of over 30 kg/m2 is obese,” BMI standing for body mass index (“Obesity and Overweight” 1). While some people may disagree regarding whether or not there is a growing obesity epidemic, research proves indeed that the number of people that

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    The number of obese children more than tripled since 1971. Physical education should be a mandatory class, because at least one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Obesity is causing a huge amount of health problems that previously weren't seen until adulthood. If all children had PE class every day, it would help reduce the number of children affected by obesity and children would develop a habit of daily physical exercise. Some health problems obese kids are getting can be

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    Advertisements contribute to Americans over-weight problems by pushing high-calorie high-fat foods. Major health problems caused by obesity are high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. First, obesity can cause high blood pressure in Americans. Overweight individuals are more likely to develop high blood pressure than individuals with average weight. The added fat tissue in the body creates a need for additional blood to circulate through the body. As a result, of this added blood flow there is extra

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    Obesity : A Common Trend

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    The obesity map shows data from 2013 that represents the percentage of adults eighteen years of age and older that are obese in the United States. The second map represents the 2013 percentage of adults eighteen years of age and older that are overweight. The third map symbolizes data from 2012 diagnosed diabetes by age adjusted rate (per 100 adults). Lastly the fourth map indicates 2013 percentage of adults who achieved at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to intensity aerobic physical activity

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    Underweight (< 5th %ile) 18% 13% 16% Normal BMI (5th - 85th %ile) 55% 67% 60% Overweight or obese (≥ 85th %ile)* 27% 20% 24% Obese (≥ 95th %ile) 14% 5% 10% *Terminology based on: Barlow SE and the Expert Committee [9] Graph 1: Prevalence of overweight and obesity Graph 2: Prevalence of overweight and obesity in boys and girls Graph 3: Prevalence of underweight in boys and girls DISCUSSION Obesity and overweight have become the global health burden of the recent times. World Health Organization

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    sloppiness, and not having self-control. Even though they are associated with unfavorable characteristics, the obesity overweight rates are continuously rising. Approximately sixty percent of Americans are currently overweight; about twenty-seven percent are clinically obese (Korn 212). As obesity and overweight rates rise, so does the discrimination against those considered overweight or obese in the workplace. To some, obesity is considered unattractive and because of this heavyset people are often

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    People naturally come in different weights and shapes, and these can only be modified so much. Robert and Doung (2013), have hypothesize that there are other factors that is the primary effect of obesity. One of the factors is body image which is the  results in a specific weight satisfaction.  Poor body image has been correlating obesity which may cause a psychological distress, and it causes children would binge eat to cope their emotions. Robert and Doung (201)  studied 4175 children the age  of

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