The Prevalence Of Obesity Among Adults And Wider Society Essay

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The essay will look at the prevalence of obesity in adults and wider society. Obesity will be defined along with current UK statistics and an explanation in how obesity is measured. The impact of socioeconomics and the environment will be identified in relation to obesity and the effect it may have on an individual and the wider society will be explored. Following this the campaign change4life will be considered in terms of its efficacy in preventing or improving the epidemic of obesity, this will be identified through analysis of the strengths and weaknesses within the campaign.
This essay will then go on to explore the role of a nurse in assisting an individual to improve their quality of life through promoting health and recovery within adult, child and learning disability nursing. The involvement of the Multi Disciplinarily Team will be acknowledged along with importance of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct. Finally, this essay will conclude by summarising the main points which have been identified through out.
When reviewing definitions of obesity, The World Health Organization (WHO) (2016) define obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. This is an important definition as it indicates what to measure when identifying obesity. The fundamental cause of obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. NHS choices (2014).
Obesity is an ever growing problem, almost 1 in 4 adults in England…

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