Environmental Effects Of Obesity

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Obesity is a condition where there is a high level of unwanted adipose tissue in the body. The most common nutritional disorders in the United States is Obesity/overweight which is affecting the majority of adults in the country (Wood, Yanovski, & Jack 2002). According to many researches the number of people with obesity and overweight is increasing rapidly, which should alarm health care professionals and public health policy makers because of the deep-rooted relationship between obesity and many chronic medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis. Metabolic and hormonal effects of high consumption of carbohydrates, fructose, and sugar-sweetened beverages, have been related to low satiation and poor appetite …show more content…
There are also many factors including environmental influences that are possibly challenging for control of body weight, which needs to be in considered when planning intervention to control obesity and overweight. For example, the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the location of convenient stores and fast food joints in lower income neighbored hood. “the hedonistic qualities or hyper palatability of high-sugar or high-fat products have been suggested to encourage reward-driven eating and may over-ride biological controls” (Hafekost, Lawrence, Mitrou, O 'Sullivan, & Zubrick …show more content…
Obesity is a preventable disease, although it presents a challenge to some individuals, it can be mange or prevented. Many obese patients have become accustomed their current lifestyle but others struggle to adapt to their new body image alongside many complications and the possibilities of developing comorbidities. There are many who are overweight, have no control over their weight gain due to a primary diagnosis that needs to be treated such as hypothyrodizm. Public health policy makers, pharmaceuticals, health professionals and policy advocates should plan to reduce and eliminate obesity/overweight problems with proper interventions to assist clients to better transition of managing energy consumption and expenditure. Client motivation is the key to achieving expected goals and most importantly maintain the habit of eating healthy and understand the importance of calorie intake output. Nurses have responsibly encouraging their client to talk about questions and concerns regarding lifestyle changes energy consumption and expenditure specially groups who have higher possibility effected by obesity or

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