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  • Childhood Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

    Wonseleah Yleah Professor Hayes CENG 106-03 03 December 2016 Childhood Obesity With nearly one third of children overweight or obese, the number of overweight and obese youth has been increasing dramatically in recent decades, and it’s becoming an epidemic. Although the definition of obesity has changed over time, it can be defined as an excess of Body Fat (BF). A child is obese when he or she is well above the normal or healthy weight for his or her age and height. According to OALib Journal, “Obesity a state of excess body fat, which is commonly assessed using the body mass index (BMI), a ratio of weight (kg) to height (m2), and a BMI of over 30 kg/m2 is considered obese. In children, the BMI is measure on growth charts for exposition relative to a healthy reference population and percentiles are then used to define obese (over 95th percentile) and overweight (over 85 percentile)”. Medical conditions related to obesity include asthma, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, skin conditions, and other problems. These health problems can seriously affect the health of the child and continue throughout his or her adult life. Being teased and/or bullied for his or her weight, in addition to facing other hardships including negative stereotypes, discrimination, and social marginalization are some of the social and emotional consequences of obesity. To tell the truth, obese children are more likely to have problems with peers at school and…

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  • Obesity And Obesity

    Obesity is an epidemic, not just in the United States, but in multiple other countries across the world. Overweight and obesity are defined as excessive fat gain that negatively impacts health. Being overweight or obese is caused by a metabolic imbalance associated with consuming more calories than the body expends therefore causing weight gain. The most commonly used tool to determine a person’s weight category is by using their body mass index. Body mass index is calculated by taking the…

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  • Obesity And The Causation Of Obesity

    Many people are unaware of the common yet preventable causes seen every day that obesity is capable of producing. Whether it may be because it is cheaper and/or convenient, many people today are not making healthy choices. Restaurants and fast food chains are now introducing bigger portions to satisfy their customers, which more likely will lead to over eating and poor diet. Lack of physical activity is also a key component to the root of obesity considering that those who tend to eat more than…

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  • Obesity Effects

    The Devastating Effects of Obesity In today’s society, there are many challenges people with obesity face. Whether it is the deterioration of health which adds to their morbidity and mortality rate or just low self-esteem derived as a result of bullying and poor self-image. Ultimately the effects of obesity on mankind can be devastating. Obesity can directly and indirectly affect body organ function, metabolism, mental health, relationships, and physical activity level, amongst other aspects…

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  • Obesity And Medicalization

    In the past several decades obesity rate in America has been rising rapidly. Therefore, obesity has been medicalized to publicized the dangers of being obese and to help individuals suffering from obesity. However, through medicalization obesity numerous consequences are rising. New eating disorders are appearing, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies ' power in the medical industry in increasing, and the way how society view obesity is changing. Obesity has caused individuals to eat…

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  • The Effects Of Obesity On Childhood Obesity

    Our First Lady’s platform is on childhood obesity and she has worked with the FDA to improve the standards of school lunches and has started a website Let’s Move (“Michelle Obama Pledges to ‘Fight until the Bitter End’ For Lunch Standards”). There are more than nine million children between the ages of six to nine that are considered overweight. Also, 70% of children who are considered obese are more likely to continue being obese into adulthood (“Obesity Statistics”). My research question…

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  • Neighborhood Obesity

    calorie content on their menus, hoping to encourage healthy eating and curb the growing obesity epidemic (Mueller & Grynbaum, 2015). Although this kind of legislation is not aimed at any particular population, it is especially vital for researchers to determine whether or not millennial females will utilize displayed nutritional information when making decisions regarding their food choices, and if this information will improve…

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  • The Problem Of Obesity

    healthier foods to eat. You can choose better foods to eat at home and when you go out to eat. For example, instead of getting a Big Mac at McDonalds, you can get a Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap, which is much healthier and has much less fat in it. You could also drink less pop, which would really help, as well as limit how much candy you consume. Both of these have high amounts of sugar in them. Next, setting goals for yourself will help you get started in the right direction. Limit how many times…

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  • The Symbolic Function Of Obesity And The Obesity Epidemic

    The Obesity Epidemic Structural Function. Structural function looks at the norms, customs and traditions. There are so many families that have grown up, mine included, learning that we don’t waste food. This becomes normal for some people. The thought of throwing away food that can be eaten at a later time is unthinkable. Many homes will not let you leave the table until your plate is clean. Then there is snacking between meals. This has become a staple in many homes. The kids come home, grab a…

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  • Obesity Problem

    In the last twenty years, obesity has steadily climbed the ranks to become one of the biggest health issues in America. In 2007, it affected roughly 17% of the population of children and teens in the United States (Bell et al. 42). The effects are numerous and include both physical and mental problems. We have reached a point where it has been referred to as an epidemic, and threatens to reduce our previously increasing life span if left unaddressed (Goldsmith 21). A child who is raised with…

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