Problem/Issue Statement Over the past 30 years childhood obesity rate has tripled in the United States. Today nearly one out of every three children is obese or overweight. Many of these children will grow up to be obese adults that will suffer from high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, and other health related
Obesity is one of the major challenges faced by today’s society. Over the last decade, the percentage of obese and overweight people has increased significantly in all age groups. The growth in obesity rate in children is a matter of grave concern. This paper examines different factors that contribute to the obesity problem, including poor eating habits, lack of exercise, aggressive marketing tactics by junk food manufactures, lack of public awareness, and unhealthy lifestyle. The paper argues that obesity problem has reached epidemic proportions and it should be treated as a long-term threat to the nation’s health and economic stability.
Thesis Statement: Obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, although diet and exercise is important in weight management it is not the only cause to obesity. 1. What is Obesity A. Obesity is a health condition where a person has an abnormal amount of body fat compared to their height 1. Probability of becoming obese, a person with a body mass index of over 30 is classified as obese 2. Nutrition and eating habits a.
There is not one part of the world left untouched by the epidemic of obesity. Though it was once just a problem in wealthy nations, obesity now affects countries from all economic levels. This new epidemic brings with it poor health and low productivity. Since 1980, the worldwide rate of obesity has almost doubled with 200 million men and 300 million women being obese (Popkin, 2011). The obesity rate in children has been on the rise as well.
Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity Annie Jo Jones ENG 122 Craig Smith October 3, 2011 Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity rate is on the rise, and is the most serious health challenges of the 21st century. Taking in too many calories and not exercising is the result of childhood obesity. The number of obese children and adolescents has more than tripled in the past 30 years (Curry, 2011). In addition, approximately one-third of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is causing children to develop diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.
Brandi Williams ECE 122 Research Paper on Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is an important issue because of the epidemic it has become in the United States. The rate that this disease has reached in the past few years is outstanding and horrible to say the least. Certain genetic factors paired with changing lifestyles and culture has produced kids and adults who are generally not as healthy as people were just a few decades ago. Widespread obesity has been the extreme result of these changes. I chose this topic because I have struggled with obesity my whole life, I remember getting teased and bullied because of the way my body looked and lowered my self-esteem tremendously.
Jessica Brown English 101 Childhood Obesity In America Obesity is one of the serious medical conditions which is difficult to treat. Up to one out of every five children and teens in the U. S. are obese, and this number is continuing to grow. Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. (Jeff Barnes) Childhood obesity has dramatically increased. The United States needs to take concrete steps to reduce obesity in children.
By age 11, there were few additional changes: Those who were obese or overweight stayed that way, and those whose weight was normal did not become fat. In 1999, 13% of children aged 6 to 11 years and 14% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years in the United States were overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled for adolescents in the past 2 decades. Not only have the rates of overweight increased, but the heaviest children in a recent NHANES survey were markedly heavier than those in previous surveys. I believe that we should decrease the amount of proportions, junk food, and sugars we give to our children.
Annotated Bibliography By Tracy Garrett English 122 Professor Pearson Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography Tracy Pp.1 Childhood Obesity: “A Serious Problem” CBS Worldwide Inc. of May 2002 17 Nov 2008 (http://64233.169.104/Search?q=cache:Rvhed1EFD80J:www.cbsnews.com/stories.2002/05/01/ Health/main507774.Shtmitdiseases+caused+by+childhood+obesitydhl=en&cd+14q1=457 Childhood obesity results in many health problems. These health problems are causing health care costs of hospitals to rise. Therefore, not only is obesity dangerous but becoming very expensive. Statistics are given a decade old to ponder on how much the health care costs of childhood obesity has risen and will even more likely to be implemented. Convincing people that both childhood obesity and health
Doctors have found biological connections between fat, insulin, and the high blood sugar levels that deﬁne the disease. The CDC estimates that 55 percent of adult diabetics are obese, signiﬁcantly more than the 31 percent prevalence of obesity in the general population. And as obesity has become more common, so, too, has diabetes, suggesting that one may cause the other. Yet the critics dispute claims that diabetes is soaring (even among children), that obesity is the cause, and that weight loss is the solution. A 2003 analysis by the CDC found that “the prevalence of diabetes, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, and of impaired fasting glucose did not appear to increase substantially during the 1990s,” despite the sharp rise in obesity.