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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 recommended are also more likely to move less and stay in one place such as the couch. Genetics have indeed been found to play a role in the causation of obesity. “Scientists have identified a particular variation in a gene associated with fat mass and obesity, called FTO, that increases the risk of excess weight by 20 to 30 percent” (Hales190). Being physically active on a daily basis can most certainly reduce its effect. Social connections and location in fact form a link to obesity. “A 32-year detailed analysis of a large social network of 12,067 people found that when one close friend became obese, the others’ chance of doing the same increased by 171 percent” (Hales 190). Marriage (also another trigger) ties along with the idea of becoming obese: a study involving newlyweds between the ages of 23 through 25 determined that “the more satisfied spouses tended to gain more weight” mainly because the particular partners have found their ideal match and no longer have to worry about…

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  • Obesity And Obesity

    An issue in America is obesity. This problem occurs in children and adults. Obesity is a growing problem throughout our country. A cure for this national problem is to begin a weight loss journey. Being overweight or obese does not come from only eating too much without moderate exercise, it can be hereditary. Overeating is not the only cause of weight gain. There are many factors that go into weight gain and being unhealthy. With small changes, that pesky number on the scale can decrease.…

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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…

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  • Obesity: The Effect Of Fast Food And Obesity

    The Effect of Fast- Food on Obesity Overweight United States Citizens should stop blaming fast food restaurants for their health problems. According to ObesityAction.org, the number of fast food restaurants has more than doubled to equal about 300,000 in the United States since 1970. Around 33.8 percent of the U.S. population and 19 percent of children are affected by obesity (Obesity Action). There could be a link between the fast food restaurants and obesity rates. More than 68.8 percent of…

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  • How Does Obesity Affect Obesity

    A Change In Overweight We live in a time were almost anything you eat makes anyone comment “ it makes you fat.” Fast food use to be rare now everywhere it is spotted. The influence of society has stimulated anyone to make unhealthy choices and lack motivation to exercise. Although, society has convinced individuals that obesity is not a problem, in reality it is one of the biggest issues especially for the little ones. It is not just to eat right and getting the proper workout, but positively…

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  • Obesity Solution

    In recent years, the problem of being grossly overweight, or obese has become rampant among Americans. In fact, an alarming number of persons are suffering from obesity today (Selimyan). According to Selimyan, “In the United States, the obesity rates in children doubled during past three decades and quadrupled in adolescents. About one-third of all adults are obese and two-thirds are overweight in the United States” (Selimyan). With this in mind, research has surprisingly shown that “obese…

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  • Solutions To Obesity

    Obesity What exactly is obesity? When we hear the word obesity thoughts that may come to mind are overweight, big, or even unhealthy. It is a disease that affects almost half of the American population (Anderson 2006: 27). It is shown everywhere, newspapers, magazines and on television. There are many solutions to obesity, such as medication, physical activity, dieting, and in severe cases surgery. Economic development, as well as the change of agriculture influence people’s dietary habits and…

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  • Obesity Essay

    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 Causes Of Obesity And The Health Effects Of Obesity

    that people enjoy doing is eating food. These days people are eating much more food than their body needs. Also they are having the lack of exercise. These problems have led them to obesity. As in an example in the article, “The Health Risk of Obesity” stated “Thirteen percent of adults aged eighteen and older are obese and 42 million children under the age of five were obese in 2013 due to the lack of nutrient and exercise.” (1). Obesity is a very serious condition of having an excessive amount…

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  • Obesity Argument

    Despite these disturbing facts, the argument for why obesity should not play a huge factor in society is because it is believed that weight should not matter. People who are obese, or even referred to as “plus size”, felt they were discriminated against and have experienced prejudice. They claim that the fat acceptance movement boosted their self-esteem and improved their body’s image dramatically. However, I have been that obese person before, and I completely understand about how hard it is to…

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