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    Obesity And Obesity

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    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 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 a BMI of 40 or higher (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.). In the United States alone over 36% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents are obese (Ogden, Carroll, Fryar, & Flegal, 2015). Since the number of overweight and obese persons in the United States has drastically risen since the 1980’s studies and research have been conducted to determine things such as causes of obesity, health effects, treatments,…

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    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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    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 In America

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    adults are obese (division of nutrition). Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death in America (division of nutrition), obesity being a disease brings attention to other diseases, it affects the function of the body, comes with mental or emotional health problems, but can also be prevented, is a choice you make, and is a result of over consumption and sedentary life style. An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic (obesity). Obesity is excessive fat…

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    Obesity Effects

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    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 In America

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    Obesity; It’s An Issue Obesity is a disorder that involves excessive body fat and increases the risk of health problems in a person’s future.Obesity occurs when a person’s BMI (Body Mass Index) is greater than thirty. According to Dictionary.com, BMI is “an index for assessing overweight and underweight, obtained by dividing body weight in kilograms by height in meters squared: a measure of 25 or more is considered overweight.” So In my essay, I will be talking about the difference between…

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    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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    Obesity And Medicalization

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    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 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 In America

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    do you think of people who abide a lifestyle of unhealthy foods? As the years go by the percentage of America’s obesity population increases dramatically, only making it easier for people to blame the fast food chains. Fast food joints may be on the increase in many neighborhoods and communities across the globe and precisely in America, but they should not be blamed for the rising rate of obesity amongst the children and adults. The reason being due to people’s choice on what to eat and…

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