Obesity : A Common Problem Within The World Essay

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America is considered the fattest nation in the world. However, obesity is a disease that is sweeping the nation. 63% of Australians are overweight or obese and one in four of Australian children are overweight.(Supersize Me, 2013) Other countries such as Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, UK and Malaysia and many more have recorded an increase in the rate of obesity in their countries, especially in young children. (Fed up, 2014) See figure one below. Obesity can cause heart diseases, strokes, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, breast, prostate and colon cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hypertension and gallstones. All of these diseases are very serious and can be life threatening. Not only can obesity cause physical diseases but can also cause mental illnesses. Depression and eating disorders are a common problem within young children suffering obesity and being overweight. Children are unsure of a healthy, affordable and proper way of restoring their health.The ‘eat less, exercise more’ approach is not working and now it is time to consider whether the government should be educating the children on healthy foods, correct exercising regimes and what is in the foods they eat. (Fed up, 2014)

Figure one, (Grc.com)
They 're are certain macromolecules in foods responsible for weight gain. Calories are a quantity of food capable of producing such an amount of energy. Your body needs calories for energy however, too much calories and not burning enough…

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