1.It cost $35 million for childhood obesity 2.End of the decade it had risen $127 million III. The Health Risk A) Due to natural occurring medical conditions like hypothyroidism syndrome. 1.Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormal low thyroid hormone production. (medicine net.com) 2.Any child that demonstrates these symptoms of obesity should be seen by a doctor. Conclusion: 1.
Approximately one third of American adults were believed to be obese in 2013. Obesity has many different effects, some are short term and others are long term, but all are negative. Some short term effects are that risk factors for cardiovascular disease immediately increase, which is known as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This can also be a long term effect because it affects young people when they get older. Obesity can also cause diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, respiratory problems, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and psychosocial effects.
Almost one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, and more than two-thirds of adults are overweight. Obesity rates have increased by 214 percent between 1950 and 2000(Livestrong.com). Also According to livestrong.com, the main cause for the increase it weight among American’s is lack of exercise, as well as the convenience of fast food, and caloric increase. This rise in obesity has increased diseases such as heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled since 1980, and today nearly one in three children are obese. The numbers are even higher in ethnic communities, where nearly 40% of the kids are obese. This is astonishing. What happened? Where did all these extra pounds come from?
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.
Epidemic of Obesity Introduction Obesity is spreading at an alarming rate and is becoming an epidemic around the United States; research shows that every year 300,000 adults will die from complications associated with obesity (Charles E. Menifield, 2008). Obesity is caused by many different factors such as: over eating, lack of physical activity and poor diet. There are many health problems associated with obesity and many of them can lead to mortality. Some of the medical conditions linked to obesity are: chance of stoke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, glucose intolerance, asthma, sleep apnea, impaired balance, orthopedic problems, and depression (Kellie R. Lang, 2012). With health problems like this plaguing the country, there
With seventy percent of mothers returning to the workforce, the parents of obese children have a hard time regulating the food intake (HuffPost Health, 2010). Most cases of obesity in children can be pointed back to the parents being negligent, but there are relatively small amounts that are caused by a genetic defect. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) affects1 in 15,000 babies that are born in the United States. PWS is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children. The constant feeling of being hungry is one on the typical symptoms that comes with PWS.. PWS is caused by the baby failing to receive active genes from a specific section of the father’s chromosome 15 (PWSAUSA, 2011).
According to a “US News” article, over the past 30 years, obesity has increased from 13.4 percent to 34.3 percent. In both articles by the US News and an article written by Daren Bakst, there are many reasons that the government should take over what people eat, but the main reasons
Cynthia Holland English 102 Professor Myers 2 March 2011 Word Count 1,184 How the Epidemic of Obesity is Taking Over America According to Barbara Mantel, the rate of obesity “has increased dramatically over the last 40 years, and in 2001 the nations surgeon general went so far as to call obesity an epidemic” (Mantel par. 1). The obesity epidemic has affected millions of live across the United States. There are important factors as to why obesity is such a problem in America, too many people are eating excessive portions of fast foods, people are getting less exercise, and with new technology being developed people are becoming more sedentary. The rate of obesity among the people of the United States has become alarmingly overwhelming.
RUNNING HEAD: CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood Obesity Arlene Lopez ENG 122 Prof. Steve McKenna September 24, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood Obesity In the last 20 years Childhood Obesity has become more noticeable. It has become almost an epidemic since the 1980’s it has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. There have been studies to show now so that we are more aware of the situation. Schools, the Community and Pediatricians are trying to make sure that parents understand the situation and help their children have a healthier lifestyle. In a lot of countries 1 out of 10 kids is obese and this can bring a lot of other diseases to a child like blood lipid profile, altered glucose metabolism, obstructive sleep apnea, heart