Natural Science: The Challenges Of Overweight And Obesity

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Overweight and obesity are issues that people faced nowadays. According to the data from the World Health Organization (WHO) (2016), “Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980” (World Health Organization [WHO], 2016). Report showed that “About One-Third of the Global Population Is Overweight or Obese” (Bronner, 2014). Moreover, the researchers also found that “More than 50% of the world’s 671 million obese live in 10 countries: United State, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, German, Pakistan, and Indonesia” (Murray & Ng, n.d.). With the highly innovated scientific technology and various obesity treatments, most of people in today’s society are still struggling with their weight issues, and I am curious on why people in today’s …show more content…
Some people believe that the only way to reduce the fat through the meal control or exercise; others argue that people can only become slender by utilizing the medical surgery or medical treatment, and still others believe that people should figure out what are the factors, either environmental or behavioral that affect people become obese. In the field of natural science, the main objective is to find the rules behind all the natural phenomena; therefore, I want to apply the knowledge from this class to look at this topic- the relationship between obesity, overweight and the …show more content…
“Bad lifestyle and genetics are the two main reasons that contribute children of being overweight or obese. Therefore, life style changes might be needed when having an overweight child. For the adult obesity, the main strategy to reduce or prevent of being obese is also the same: improving the food habits and increase the physical activities (Stanford Health Care, n.d.). People can apply scientific knowledge on choosing the right food to help them consume enough nutrition and calories daily, though the recent scientific research has more findings in the fields of genetics that cause people fat and the gene therapy may be a trend for obesity treatment in the later generation; however, there are still many things that scientists need to find out, such as how effectively that the gene treatment can achieve or what side effects may occur, which means there are still many issues and unknown mystery on the gene therapy and need further researches in the

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