Obesity And Eating Habits Essay

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Chapter I
The Problem and Its Background

Introduction How often do you eat? For some, they eat more than three times a day which happens to be a habit. There are good and bad examples of eating habits. These habits may reflect on what we feel, what mood we have, or what kind of personality we have. Thus, these habits can lead to obesity. According to Trichesa and Giugliani (2005), food intake has been related to obesity not only in terms of the volume of food ingested, but also in terms of the composition and quality of the diet. Furthermore, eating habits have also changed and current habits. To determine one's weight condition, body mass index or BMI takes place. What is obesity? Obesity is a widely known health condition in today's society
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As cited in a research conducted by Kosti and Panagiotakos (2007), the percentage of obesity has reached alarming levels, with more than 1 billion overweight teens of which 300 million are considered as clinically obese. Unfortunately, the Third International Obesity Task Force (2005) stated every year more and more children are becoming overweight and obese. According to the report of the International Obesity Task Force, there are about 155 millions of overweight or obese school-aged children in the …show more content…
As it became more effortless to get food, people began having more food intake and bigger portions. Must et al. (1992) explained that knowledge about food is considered to be advantageous not only for the choice of food and healthy weight loss but also as concerns its long-term effects on general health. Trichesa and Giugliani (2005) believed that food intake has been related to obesity not only in terms of the amount of food taken and ingested, but also in terms of the composition and kind of the diet. Furthermore, eating habits have also changed and current habits - help explain, at least partially, the continuous increase in weight among

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