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  • Childhood Obesity Cause Children
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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 of...
  • Causes Obesity Weight Gain Among Children
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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 th...
  • Aberdeen Centre For Energy Regulation And Obesity
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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 ...
  • Obesity Weight Control
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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...
  • Causes Of The Obesity Epidemic
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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...
  • Contributing Factors To Obesity
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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 overw...
  • Effects Of Physical Activity On Obesity
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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 stu...
  • Obesity Causes
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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 adults...
  • Emotional Context Obese 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 And Being Overweight
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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 ove...
  • Leads To Rapid Weight Gain And Obesity
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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 charg...
  • Prevalence Of Obesity A Psychological Factors
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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. 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 In co...
  • Their Children's Overeating Problems
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    This article is titled "Too Much of a Good Thing" and its written by Greg Crister. He says we should denounce overeating to reduce childhood obesity, which leads to health problems later on in life. He uses the word "epidemic" to make it seem like it is a really big problem that is hurting our nation. Crister wants everybody to think bad about overeating. He says that parents are the one to blame for their children's overeating problems. Crister believes stigmatizing eating to much will work, be...
  • Deviant Exits The Stigmatized Role Of Obesity
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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...

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