Obesity By Anup Shah Summary

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The article I chose to write about is titled “Obesity” and is written by Anup Shah. The article discusses how over time the rate of obesity has skyrocketed to extremely high rates. It addresses obesity at a global, national, local, and individual standpoint and how the rate of obesity can be lowered. Throughout the article it states the many health risks that can occur while being obese, and the various causes of obesity.

Theories about obesity are plentiful, but none are specific to all individuals. There are many causes of obesity. The most common cause is excessive intake of calories. Other factors may include dietary habits, lifestyle, genetics, or psychological disorders. Obesity can be due to different medical conditions as well.
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Obesity costs the United States 12% of the national health care budget in the 1990s, which was about $118 billion. Globally, 5.3 million adults are overweight. Obese children are at a greater risk of remaining obese as adults. The obesity rate has tripled within the last 25 years. Since 1980, farming and the products we are eating have drastically changed. The question is why is the world’s obesity rate rising? An answer to that question is that a global shift in the increase of food intake that are higher in sugars and fats, and lower in vitamins and minerals. Also, a decrease in physical …show more content…
To help stop obesity one most have knowledge on how to properly eat and how to properly be active. Some suggest that nutrition classes be required as a child is growing up through school. This way as the child is be growing they will know the difference between healthy and non-healthy choices. They would also learn the risks of becoming obese and ways to prevent obesity. As a child grows into an adult, they are more likely to remember the courses and live healthier lifestyles. A child may not be learning healthy lifestyle choices at home, so schools should touch of the topic at an annual basis. This way a child will not forget the importance of eating healthy and exercising daily. The rate of obesity may never fully go away, but it can positively be lowered. A lowered rate of obesity would also mean a lower rate in diseases and

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