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  • Obesity In African Americans

    Obesity is referred to as an excess amount of body fat. Although rates of obesity have risen among all ethnic groups; African Americans are affected greatly by this epidemic. “Obesity prevalence in United States adults exceeds 30% with the highest prevalence being among blacks” (Mehari et al,2015, p. 1). Nonetheless, with the implementation of a healthier diet, obesity rates within the African American population can decrease drastically. People are categorized by healthcare professionals as…

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  • Analysis: Could A Few Extra Pounds Help You Live Longer?

    this proposed discovery can do for the world is something that requires further analysis, due to its possible benefits. The research of the article comes from a study done in Denmark, where a study was done to better understand if a person’s body mass index (BMI) has any direct correlation with the health of a person. The researched tailored their research to analyze whether or not someone with a slightly above average BMI has the chance to live longer than that of someone with an average (or…

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  • Obesity And Obesity

    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 persons’ weight and dividing it by the square of their height. A high BMI is indicative of high body fat. Using BMI, a person is determined to be overweight if their BMI is between 25<40, and Class 3 is…

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  • Systolic Pressure

    “Mean values of all the measurements, that is, height, weight, upper arm circumference, pulse rate, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were higher among males as compared with females, except skinfold thicknesses. Body mass index (BMI) and fat percentage was found to be higher among females as compared with males. There was a significant positive correlation between BMI, fat percentage, and blood pressure both SBP as well as DBP. Odds ratio showed that…

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  • Obesity: A Case Study

    Context Obesity is not just a matter of appearance when it comes to the matter of your health. First obesity is describe as having a BMI over 30 on the body mass index chart (Adult Obesity, 2010). This chart gages whether an individual is normal, over weight, or obese. Now that I have described what obesity is, the problem with this is the vast growth of it across the world and largely in the United State. Right now there are 400 million people worldwide clinically obese (Najafipour, H, 2016).…

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  • Purchasing Unhealthy Food

    survey, the researchers organized food items frequency and the mean data using the Excel 2003 software. Distinguishing the participants into different groups, their heights and weights were evaluated using standard protocol use to calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) (kg/m2). For underweight (BMI < 18.5kg/m2), normal weight (BMI = 18.5 – 24.9kg/m2), overweight (BMI = 25.0 – 29.9kg/m2) or obese (BMI ≥ 30.0kg/m2), (Wiig & Smith, 2008, p. 1727). Data collection and data analysis were conducted by…

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  • The Spread Of Malnutrition In Ethiopia

    Ethiopia to have parasitic problems that affect the nutrition of children. Researchers that have done a study in this area of Ethiopia found that students that were ages 10-14 , "Intestinal infections were higher among younger school children with lower body weight and height compared to those without infection," and, "parasitic infections such as soil transmitted helminthic-infections cause anorexia and poor absorption of nutrients and promote the deviation of nutrients to the organism’s…

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  • Obesity In America

    dinner. This causes the kids to rely on fast food when they have no time for homemade food. Some might ask, what is the weight range for a person to legally be diagnosed as obese. These different classifications are determined by body mass index (BMI), or a measure of body fat based on your height and weight. Which you must be 203 pounds with a BMI of 30 or higher to be considered obese. (©2016 PublicHealth.org ) Almost 34 percent of American adults are obese. This number has more than doubled…

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  • The Importance Of Health Essay

    Health, what is the true definition of being a human who is considered a “healthy person”? Is it the strength of the body, or is it the amount of fat a person has on their body? Or, could it even be the mental aspects of the human mind that keeps a person healthy? Well, the answer is all of the above, all of these aspects of life contribute to the factor of a healthy life. A healthy body, mind, and even soul are all of what makes a human healthy. Although it can be tough to maintain all of these…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Medicalization Of Obesity

    Chidi Nwakpuda The American Medical Association’s (AMA) classification of obesity as a disease in 2013 is justified and valid in its technical sense, but it is not a right judgement to pass. The AMA passed endorsed the medicalization of obseity on the grounds that it exudes characteristics of disease and provided supporting arguments for the legitimacy of this decision. They deemed obesity to be a metabolic and hormonal disease state. Obesity had characteristic signs and symptoms; it was also…

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