• 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...
  • Excess Weight Politics Or Personal Burden
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    Although the "siz ism" movement may have surfaced from the personal problem of an outspoken person, this movement is a political issue that needs to be addressed accordingly. Obesity is not only attributed to physiological but environmental factors as well. Americans are larger than they were 40 years ago (i. e. weigh more, are fatter, and less fit). "Approximately 55% of American adults are overweight" (Fattening 1). Many Americans resolve to lose weight, through do-it-yourself, non-clinical, ...
  • Obesity Number Of Calories
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    Obesity WEIGHT CONTROL is the process of losing or avoiding excessive body fat. It is based on the relationship between the amount of food you eat and the amount of exercise you get. The less you eat and the more you exercise, the less fat you will have. Weight control has medical importance because being obese (too fat) can lead to health problems. Obesity is a serious disorder and may result in emotional and social problems. Overweight people may not be obese, though the word overweight is oft...
  • Obesity Solovay 2000
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    ... o the next level when I was older by stating flat out, 'I'm ashamed to be seen with you.' He thought this would help me. He thought the pain would be so intense that I would stop eating. It made me seek comfort and of course, I ate more" (Solovay 2000, 42). If an overweight child cannot get unconditional support from their own parents, where are they supposed to turn? Unfortunately, most of them turn to food to provide the comfort that their parents are not giving them. The environment outs...
  • 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...
  • Obesity Solovay 2000
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    Obesity is a problem that affects virtually every person on the planet. Everyone knows someone who is overweight or they themselves are overweight. In this research paper we will be looking at the topic of obesity and the social ramifications that it holds. We will first look at obesity in a broad way. Then we will focus on obesity and its effects on children. And finally, obesity and adulthood will be covered. The topic of obesity is important to the field of sociology because obese people mak...
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Weight Stomach People
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    Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery Proposition of Policy: People who are morbidly obese should seriously consider undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Thesis Statement: People who are morbidly obese should seriously consider undergoing gastric bypass surgery because obesity kills and gastric bypass surgery is the only way to quickly and permanently lose a large amount of weight. I. Attention Step What do Sharon Osborn, Rosanne Barr, Carnie Wilson, and Al Roker (Tauber) have in common other than fame an...
  • 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....
  • Obesity Obese People
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    Obesity has increased in North American society (especially in the states). The United States has even been called an overweight nation. About 20% to 30% of American adults are now considered obese. Even though some Americans are in the healthy category, others enter the underweight, overweight, and even obese categories. Not only is obesity unhealthy, but it is also considered unacceptable. People have been labeled and made fun of their entire lives do to obesity. For some this is an uncontrol...
  • Obesity Portion Size
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    It is said that an obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and that the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese. Many researchers believe that the trend in obesity as a lot to do with cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Simply stated I think it can be attributed to genetics, portion size as well as food available and...
  • Children Obesity Obese People
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    Obesity Over the last decade children and adults, in the United States, have been gaining more and more weight. Obesity is rapidly becoming an epidemic in our youngsters' lives. Whether it's all the fast food or lack of exercise, adults and especially children are heavier than ever. This increase in the national girth is giving way to such debilitating and chronic disease diabetes, joint and muscle ailments, and even heart disease. Beside that, there is a result from statistic says that disabili...
  • 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 In African American Women
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    Review of Literature Introduction Despite the well-publicized health and emotional consequences of obesity, a successful weight-loss industry, and a high rate of voluntary dieting, the prevalence of obesity in African American women continued to increase. For the most part, African American women are aware of the serious health risks related to obesity. Honest attempts to diet and exercise properly usually resulted in gaining of the weight loss and additional pounds in the process. A limited num...
  • Obesity People Thin Food
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    Obesity has become a concern for many people in our culture. The obesity rate among Americans has gotten worse over the years. The topic of weight is very prevalent among people in today's society. Everywhere you look you see people of different weights and appearances. Tall, small, thin, wide, fat and skinny are just a variety of the words we use to describe people. Not many people are completely satisfied with their weight. People are constantly looking for ways to better themselves and impro...
  • Weight Discrimination American Obesity Overweight
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    The ideal of weight as a disability is debatable in Corporate America. The American Disability Act (ADA) defines a disability as meaning, with respect to an individual, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual, or... being regarded as having such an impairment." The impairment terms are when a person is not physically able to do the job because of their weight. Recently in the news, a Russian dancer was released from a ...
  • Children Problem Overweight One
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    An adequate intake of calories is essential for children to grow healthily. As a parent it can be extremely difficult to know whether a child is eating too much and even harder to deny them the things which they enjoy. There are many reasons why so many children are becoming seriously overweight. Is obesity a serious problem? The number of obese children in the UK has risen during the past couple of decades and is beginning to be seen as a major problem by health experts. It is estimated that, i...
  • 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...
  • The Deviant Nature Of Obesity Paper
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    Obesity has become increasingly more prominent in American society. The Unites States has even been termed an overweight nation. Some twenty to thirty percent of American adults are now considered obese (Hwang 1999 and Hirsch et al 1997). With this in mind, Americans constantly look around themselves determining their weight status as well as that of those around them. While some Americans do fit the healthy category, others enter the underweight, overweight, and even obese categories, all of wh...