• Obesity Children Childhood Obese
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    Today, approximately 25 percent of children and teenagers are obese and the number is on the rise. Since the 1960's childhood obesity has increased by 54 percent in children ages six to eleven. In children twelve to seventeen it has increased by 39 percent. (Silverstein, 1) Childhood obesity is so prevalent among these age groups that it has reached epidemic proportions. One cause of childhood obesity is genetics. Children who have parents or siblings who are overweight have an increased risk o...
  • Obesity Drugs Treatment Weight
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    Medical Management for Obesity is an article that talks about Obesity, its causes, and some ways to combat it. According to the author, obesity is a heavy burden on the American society. It is one of the leading causes of health related deaths in the United States. It also generates high social costs as well as financial costs for the obese people themselves and society in general. Approximately, 30 billion dollars is spent annually on weight loss remedies in the United States. Treatments of ob...
  • Obesity And The American Disabilities Act
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    Federal Law Report on Obesity and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Obesity and the ADA of 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) bans discrimination based on disability. It provides individuals with disabilities civil rights protections like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin and religion (Mathias, 2003). The ADA defines "disability" as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities and will not consi...
  • Childhood Obesity Child Children 1999
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    Childhood Obesity 2 In today's society childhood obesity is considered to be an epidemic. The increase in obesity is not caused by the change in the gene pool, but rather by the change in the environment. This causes vulnerable populations to express the obesity phenotype (Stune, 1999). One in seven children ages 6-17 are considered to be obese. Most nutritionists will say that this is do to the lack of parental guidance. A child's parents should teach their child proper eating habits so that t...
  • Big Fat Globalisation Labour Market
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    Big Fat Globalisation: Towards a Sociology of Obesity Matt Qvortrup, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen ABSTRACT: It has often been observed that obesity follows a socioeconomic gradient which adversely affects the poor. This paper proposes the outline of a sociological theory of obesity as a consequence of 'globalization factors, such as labour market deregulation. Forced to work longer hours - and with lower levels of job-security - workers in low paid jobs have fewer opportunities to burn...
  • Fat People Obesity Weight Mortality
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    Obesity Some of the world's top scientists have got together to try to reduce the growing number of people who are dangerously fat. In Britain one in five women and one in seven men are obese - and those figures are growing fast. But we are still behind the States where over half the population are grossly overweight. Scientists from the University of Aberdeen, Rowlett Research Institute and Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust have formed ACERO, the Aberdeen Centre for Energy Regulation and ...
  • Is Obesity Primarily An Environmental Disease
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    Obesity rates are soaring throughout North America (Wickelgren, 1998). With obesity reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, and the threat of a global epidemic, we must watch this alarming increase carefully (Hill & Peters. 1998). Obesity is defined as: "an excess of adipose tissue" (A Report of the Surgeon General, 1996). The two most common measures of obesity are Body Mass Index (BMI is a ratio of weight to height) and relative weight index, such as percent desirable weight...
  • Employee View Of A Fat Person
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    Overweight Americans face discrimination every day. This type of discrimination is a violation of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII, 42 U. S. C. SS 2000 et seq. ) which "established basic federal law on employment discrimination" (web). Three major factors contribute to being overweight. These factors are hereditary, medication and ethnicity. An obese person may be entitled to claim disability payments from the Social Security Administration. Discrimination against an employee for being o...
  • Obesity Numbers Of Obese
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    Over one-half of all Americans are overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight puts you at risk for developing many diseases. Women generally have more subcutaneous fat than men, but appear to suffer a greater cardiovascular risk from a given degree of fat than women. Obesity is the net result of an excess of energy consumption over expenditure. Factors that must be considered as contributing to causation are: heredity, and altered metabolism of adipose tissue...
  • The Deviant Nature Of Obesity
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    ... un way models encompass the wealth of role models society has to choose from adhering to this norm. The Interaction ist Perspective emphasizes things such as peer pressure, the influence of role models, and the role of peer groups on an individual (Adler and Adler 49). Because people often associate with others who are similar to themselves, the obese person's peer group becomes many other obese people. Often, these people reinforce each other's eating and exercise habits, as well as beliefs...
  • The Correlation Between Obesity Depression And Physical Activity
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    Obesity is becoming an impending epidemic in our society (Hill, Wyatt, Reed, & Peters, 2003; Kottke, Wu, & Hoffman, 2003). Prevalence of obesity is on the rise and deaths attributable to it are higher than ever. It is estimated by the NIDDK (2003) that 30. 5% of adults in the United States are obese and if the rate of increase remains constant, 39% of adults will be obese by the year 2008 (Hill, et al. 2003). In a study conducted by Thorpe, et al. (2004) out of 2681 New York elementary school s...
  • 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....
  • Fast Food Problem Obesity Health
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    Obesity in the U. S. Subject Sentence: Obesity in general has become a major concern in the U. S. Mainly because of three major factors dealing with obesity how quickly it became a problem, the U. S. being the most overweight nation, and the increased health risks. Introduction: Are you overweight? Do have a little junk in the trunk? To answer these questions either you or someone you know has a problem with obesity. This has come to be a problem of epidemic proportions in the U. S. Body: I) To...
  • Causes Of Childhood Obesity
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    "Causes of Childhood Obesity " Works CitedAxmaker, Larry. "Childhood Obesity Should be Taken Seriously." Online Posting 24 November 2004. Accessed 9 April 2005. 1-4. Bastin, Sandra. "Perils of Childhood Obesity." American Academy of Pediatrics Quarterly. Volume 31 (11/2001): 44-49. Retrieved Medline 9 April 2005. 1-5. Buffington, Cynthia. "Causes of Childhood Obesity." Beyond Change: Information Regarding Obesity and Obesity Surgery. Volume 17 (12/2003): 12-17. Retrieved Academic Search Elite ...
  • Candidate Gene For Obesity Gad Genes Identified
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    "GAD 2 Identified as Candidate Gene for Obesity" Summary Obesity is a very hard condition to link to one specific gene because it often runs in families, but their lifestyle habits, as well as genes, contribute to obesity. Also, many genes contribute a small effect to obesity and may differ in different populations. Nuclear families in France were studied to link a candidate gene for obesity by Philippe Froguel and his colleagues. There are many variations in genes from person to person that aff...
  • Obesity Weight Gain
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    The Increasing Battle against Obesity Obesity is a disease that affects nearly one-third of the adult American population, or approximately 60 million Americans. The number of overweight and obese Americans has continued to increase since 1960, a trend that shows no sign of subsidence. Today, 64. 5 percent, or about 127 million adult Americans are categorized as being overweight or obese. Each year, obesity causes at least 300, 000 excess deaths in the U. S. , and healthcare costs of American a...
  • Obesity Body Mass
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    The dramatic growth in obesity and over weight among Americans can become a hot topic, receiving widespread attention in the media. In a recent article in science magazine said that the national obesity rate will be 39% by 2008. Obesity has risen dramatically in the past 10 years. It is estimated that as many as one in five Americans is obese, a condition defined as being more than 30 percent above the ideal weight based on height. Even scarier is that obesity rates for children have doubled ov...
  • Obesity A Public Or Private Issue
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    Imagine a world where a school aged child can step out of their school and walk into a McDonalds. A world where soda companies make millions of dollars a year by placing soda machines in schools. A world where 30. 5 percent of adults are considered obese. A world where obesity is killing more people than smoking. What if I told you this world is not in your imagination but is the world we live in today? Where would you turn to seek help for this epidemic? Some say the government should take cha...
  • Causes Of Obesity And There Effects
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    Outline Thesis: Obesity in America appears to be of epidemic proportions. I. Social factors that lead to the incidence of obesity A. Understanding obesity B. Effects of obesity II. A sedentary lifestyle's effect on obesity A. Sedentary lifestyle B. The harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle III. The psychological factors that contribute to the prevalence of obesity A. Psychological factors that affect obesity B. How these factors affect the overall health of a person IV. How to avoid obesity...
  • Meeting In London Obesity Fit People
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    An American scientist, Steven Blair sparked conflict at the Association for the study of Obesity meeting in London, by saying that an overweight person that is fit can be just as healthy or healthier than a someone that is slim. He also added that obese, fit people on average develop diabetes at the same rate as slim people. This means that people now who are overweight have an alternative solution to extending their life expectancy other than just losing weight. Now they can improve their fitne...