• Obesity Body Fat
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    Obesity Did you know that 20% of Idaho's population is obese? According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) approximately 127 million adults in the U. S. are overweight, 60 million adults are obese, and 9 million adults are severely obese. One-third of the American adult population is affected by obesity each year and is increasing. "The definition of obesity varies depending on what one reads, but in general, it is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat....
  • Anorexia Gaining Weight
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    Anorexia Nervosa Have you ever felt fat or self-conscious about the way you looked? These are questions that we may ask ourselves everyday, but anorexics ask themselves these questions every minute of everyday. Questions like this haunt an anorexic's conscience and ruin the way she / he perceives herself / himself . Anorexia is a very dangerous mental illness because it has many life- threatening effects. Anorexia is not a choice to be made. It is brought on by many pressures to be thin and it c...
  • Anorexia Weight Nervosa Eating
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    Vanessa Pereira English 2 Mrs. Ska cel 24 March 1998 Thesis Statement: Anorexia Nervosa effects a person both physically and mentally. Anorexia is one percent of most prevalent eating disorder disease. The word anorexia itself means, " lack of appetite." Anorexia is an all-encompassing pursuit of thinness occurring. The person effected by Anorexia has an absolutely fear of becoming obese (Matthew 4). Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develops Anorexia Nervosa, a dangerous condition ...
  • Eating Disorders Anorexia Food Bulimia
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    Eating Disorders Eating disorders are devastating and harmful behavioral patterns that occur with in people for numerous reasons. The three types of eating disorders I will be discussing include the three most common of the disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive over eating (known as binge eating). Though the disorders take physical damage on the body, they are not in fact physical illnesses. You cannot 'catch'; and eating disorder. Rather, they are mental issues that develop more frequent...
  • Anorexia Nervosa Gaining Weight
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    Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervous a is an eating disorder that can lead to death if not taken care of. Anorexics are generally young women from the ages of 12 to 21 that have distorted body images. They see themselves as fat even if they are extremely underweight. anorexia is characterized by starvation, and dieting. Anorexia is a mental illness where there is a fear of eating and gaining weight. Most anorexics are at least 15% below there normal body weight. Anorexia is also characterized by t...
  • Freshmen 15 One Fifteen Weight
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    Imagine living in one place all of your life. In this place you have a home, a family, friends, activities that you have committed yourself to and possibly even a car. You feel safe in this place and most likely have developed an everyday rut of doing things. Change doesnt happen often in this place and if it does the transition of one thing to the next is uneventful. Well, this is all about to change. You are now going to be uprooted from your place, your home, your family, your friends and you...
  • Anorexia People Weight 61623
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    What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is an illness that usually occurs in teenage girls, but it can also occur in boys. People with anorexia are obsessed with being thin. They lose a lot of weight. They are terrified of gaining weight. They believe they are fat even though they are very thin. Anorexia isn't just a problem with food or weight. It's an attempt to use food and weight to deal with emotional problems. What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia? People with anorexia st...