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  • The Influence Of Sleep Deprivation

    “[L]ack of sleep may be contributing to the epidemic of obesity in this country through the work of a hormone called leptin that tells your brain when you 're full” (Finkelstein). Sleep deprivation is becoming a common trend in the United States because of jobs, sleep disorders, school, electronics and busy schedules. A vital part of life is sleep; however, people limit the amount of sleep they get and in return set themselves up for harm. Lack of sleep not only affects adults, but also affects…

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  • Overeating And Cancer

    The Connection Between Overeating and Cancer Food and nutrients are a necessity to live and thrive. However, consuming too much for this necessity can initiate a deadly chain reaction. Obesity is a disease stemming from various influences, such as the variety of food consumed and socioeconomic influences, but an important influence of this epidemic is overeating.9-12 Additionally, obesity is an epidemic impacting nearly 2 in 3 people within the United State population.1,2 Obesity as a disease…

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  • Eggs: Lunchtime Energy Intake In Children And Adolescents

    I. Introduction A. Eggs are widely known as a functional food because they are high in protein, modest in calories, low in cost and can be used versatilely in many different types of dishes1. They represent a complete food, meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for dietary needs2. Egg composition may vary slightly, but on average the macronutrient content of one egg is low in carbohydrates and high in proteins and lipids2. High protein foods, like eggs, have been…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Obesity A Disease

    In June 2013, the American Medical Association organization voted for the first time to designate obesity as a disease. How should the people of America respond? When meeting obese people, should one cast them a glance of concern and ask how they are doing? Should flowers and “Get Well Soon” cards be sent to obese family members and friends who are diseased? If obesity is truly a disease, over 78 million adults and 12 million children in America are now classified as diseased and need treatment.…

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  • The Importance Of Mobile Phone

    The mobile phone has established as an important gadget in technology. It has been suggested that excessive mobile phone use may be associated with health-compromising behaviours, such as sleeping behaviour (Koivusilta, Lintonen, & Rimpela, 2015). The mobile phone is viewed as an important communication tool and has become an integral part of student’s life. Access to the internet is increasingly easy due to improvements in technology and the prevalence of mobile phone. It is generally…

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  • Chronic Periodontitis Case Study

    Chronic periodontitis is a complex disease caused by microorganism. recent studies showed the effect of periodontal diseases on the systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease (CVD). C reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase reactant which used as marker for monitoring of periodontal diseases and systemic health problems. Body mass index (BMI) on the other hand has a relationship with the level of CRP and severity of periodontal diseases as well as systemic health. 1.1. INTRODUCTION…

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  • Living With Our Genes Summary

    Throughout the engaging and thought-provoking scientific research publication of Living with Our Genes by Dean Hammer and Peter Copeland, the main concept explored is concerned with the idea of the environment or genetic make-up being the deciding factors in each and every individual’s personality. A concept such as genetic makeup, seems to be the definitive and decisive factor in the eight specified sub-topics explored throughout book, which are thrills, worry, anger, addiction, sex, thinking,…

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  • Personal Narrative: Keeping The Weight Off For Good

    Keeping the Weight Off For Good It has always been a struggle after you have become over weight to lose the weight and keep the weight off for good. I personally am a living witness once being thirty pounds overweight. In my personal experience I lost the weight, but still struggle to keep the weight off, I keep putting it back on. After maintaining a low calorie diet, and remaining active I continue to struggle to maintain my ideal figure. Studies have shown that majority of people that lost a…

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  • Documentary Analysis: Supersize Me

    was born and raised in Manhattan, but that never stopped me from traveling to other boroughs. I have many friends in Brooklyn and a lot of family in the Bronx. I’ve noticed that other boroughs aren’t like mine. There are a few supermarkets around my house while there are none in sight at other places. Some of my friends are forced to go into what we call “Bodega’s”, these are small stores that hold some household supplies, snacks, drink and make sandwiches for cheap or reasonable prices.…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Diet Drinks

    • If you 're one of those individuals who feel guilty when reaching for regular soda instead of its "healthier" counterpart: diet soda, we’re here to ease our mind. And if you 're one of those who take pride on choosing diet soda every time, we are here to burst your bubble. Diet soda has become a favored drink for many because of its advertised superiority to other sodas, but scientific research has linked diet soda and its ingredients to weight gain and even health issues. The problem is so…

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