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  • Social A Etiology Of Obesity
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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...
  • 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...
  • Overweight And Obesity Problems
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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...
  • Known Eating Disorder Bulimia
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    We have all heard the typical stereotypes of the "perfect body". Who really has a perfect body anyways, and what does it look like? Are all girls supposed to be tiny and twig like, and are all guys supposed to be macho muscle men? No, and if this were true then that's how we would have been created, but were not, so be proud of who you are. Thanks to media and today's culture people are destroying their bodies. We cannot put all the blame on the media though, psychological and mental disorders s...
  • American White People In Obesity
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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 uncontroll...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Thin And Obese
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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 improv...
  • Web Accessed Feb 18 2005
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    It is a shame that so many children are obese. I am shocked that 2 million deaths each year can be contributed to physical inactivity (Wharry, 2002). The 'How we Grew so Big' article is about the evolutionary reasons behind obesity. I worked in a factory this past summer where there was very physical labour. I ate way more food than I had before I started working there but was a lot slimmer by the end of my contract. Even though the sudden increase in activity in my life reduced my body fat, mos...
  • 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...
  • Being Overweight
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    Rethinking the Thinness Obsession This article is about the way that thinness is viewed as being healthy and as being the best way to be. According to the article fifty-two percent of women and thirty-seven of all men seen themselves as being overweight. When looking at the national standards they are not considered as being overweight. The reason that most people view themselves as being overweight is due to the media. The media portrays that being thin is the best way to be. All you see on tel...
  • Obesity Like Cancer And Heart Disease
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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...
  • 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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