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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...
  • More Positive Role In Their Children's Life
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    Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is more prevalent today than ever before. Our children for the future are being failed. Healthy living needs to be taken more seriously. More and more households have both parents working full-time jobs to provide shelter, food, and clothing for their families. Providing the basic necessities is not enough for a healthy family. Parents need to become more involved with their child's life. Child obesity has been medically proven to increase the risk of long-ter...
  • 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...
  • Health Consequences Of Overweight And Obesity
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    The health and well being of America's children and adolescents is in jeopardy. now and in the future, is under threat. In 2002-2003, research found that most healthcare problems stemmed from a preventable condition. the most prevalent child health issues affecting children are preventable: obesity, dental disease, emotional and behaviour al problems, bullying and learning delays. These problems often present as. Overweight and obesity affect about 23% of children and adolescents in the United S...
  • 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...
  • One Obese Parent
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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 make...
  • 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...
  • Obese Children As Normal Weight
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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. A...
  • Portion Size And Food
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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 ...
  • Overweight And Obesity State Programs
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    The problem of rapid increase of obesity among children and adolescents in the United States has recently become one of the most discussed topics and is considered as a population threat. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion about 9 million young people face possible type 2 diabetes, previously considered an adult disease, high cholesterol level and high blood pressure which are risk factors for heart disease. But who is to blame? Where is the prob...
  • Two Diseases Like Obesity And Depression
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    The Skinny on Fat 2 The Skinny on Fat: The facts and thoughts on obese human beings For humans, getting "old" is a lot harder than it used to be. With three quarters of Americans over weight, or clinically obese, living a long and healthy life is a rare occurrence because obesity is the number one killer of North Americans. Obesity is a common site to see as you look upon most of the population of North Americans. The aspects of obesity that are not obvious, are those who are larger in body mass...

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