Patients were divided along BMIs in four grades: pre-obese (BMI < 30), obesity grade 1 (BMI 30-34.9), obesity grade 2 (BMI 35-39.9) and obesity grade 3 (BMI ≥ 40)” (EurekAlert, 2010). Many American adults are a part of the moderately obese category, making obesity a huge epidemic. As mentioned before, there are various reasons why, but because there are so many causes we have to focus on the root of the issue. Many people will argue that obesity is caused by genetic factors that cannot be
They have many commonalities and many differences between the two. I will explain the dangers, side effects, and some positive outcomes from diets. Many people suffer diseases from obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. Obesity is a silent, deadly killer. We spend billions of dollars every year trying to find that magic cure.
How does the wise choice of food products promote a healthy lifestyle? The UK is having an increasing number of people who are suffering with health issues, the main one being a dramatically growing rate of weight problems. Over 50% of the population is overweight, however in the past we were one of the thinnest in Europe. Key issues with the British diet are that we are the third most unhealthy country in the world, with the third highest amount of obese people (23%). This is because we are eating too many foods that are high in saturated fats which are available in many different ways from fast foods and sweets.
So who is at fault? Is it the people themselves or society? Greg Critser and Hillel Schwartz both wrote articles on this recent outbrake of obesity to look further into the problem and see what lies as the cause for this problem and what will solve it. In “Too Much of a Good Thing,” Critser focuses on the increasing rate of obesity in children. He states that in recent years, childhood obesity has been dubbed an epidemic by the surgeon general because “at least 25% of all Americans under age nineteen are overweight or obese,” (Critser 355).
Running Head: INEQUALITIES Inequalities Brittany Redding MAT 221 INEQUALITIES Am I considered overweight? Recent American health studies conducted by CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and other professional medical organizations conclude that while it continues to be absolutely imperative that society recognizes the importance of recognizing the impacts of some popular habits and conditions of our daily routines, such as smoking tobacco products, that easily and negatively affect the life expectancy of our population, we should pay even closer attention to the rate of obesity among humans. Professionals say that nearly two-thirds of all Americans are of excess weight. The affect of too much body fat or being overweight proves to have the same effect on the human life span as smoking can. It is important to know your weight and how it affects your health as you aim for a healthy, longer life.
Effects of Obesity on the Cardiovascular System Abstract Background and Purpose: Across the United States over the last few decades, obesity has become one of the main health associated problems. Obesity is defined by the CDC as a person having a body mass index of 30 kg/m2. According to the CDC in 2010 about one third of the adolescent populations were obese. Adolescents that are obese are more likely to be obese as adults. Common health risks associated with obesity include hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesteremia, cardiomegaly, left ventricular hypertrophy, and coronary artery disease,.
Weight Discrimination; Consequences and Solutions Obesity carries with it one of the last forms of socially acceptable and legal discrimination. Science has documented clear, consistent evidence that overweight people are discriminated against in employment, Puhl, Brownell, (2001). In America two out of three adults are overweight or obese. Weight bias affects millions at a steadily increasing rate. In 1995-1996, weight discrimination was reported by 7% in the United States.
Diseases of lifestyle include cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, musculo-skeletal disorders and many others (Derman & Schwellness, 2008). The first four in the list account for 50% of mortality globally and share a small number of risk factors (Derman & Schwellness, 2008). These include excessive calorie intake, a diet high in sodium, saturated fats and trans-fatty acids, excessive alcohol intake, tobacco intake and physical inactivity (Derman & Schwellness, 2008). One would be led to conclude that with the benefits of healthy living so well documented in media and discussed by healthcare professions, that leading a healthy lifestyle would be a natural choice and a core value for the majority of Americans. However,
Joe Joe Professor Joe Joe Eng 1020 10 September, 2009 Fast food in today’s society cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes: An Annotated Bibliography. Cantor, Stuart L. "Designed for diabetes: the type 2 diabetes epidemic--evil offspring of the obesity epidemic--is a global scourge that is a leading cause of kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation. According to the '2011 National diabetes fact sheet,' published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes affects nearly one in 10 (26 million) Americans." Prepared Foods May 2013. General OneFile.
Although there are numerous advantages of globalization, it has influenced people’s life negatively in some aspects. Obesity is one of these aspects. Puska, Nishida, & Porter stated that obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight, of which at least 300 million of them are clinically obese and major contributors to the global burden of chronic disease and disability (1). However, obesity is a complex condition, with serious social and psychological dimensions, affecting virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups. In fact, obesity is a problem not only for developed countries but for developing countries, too.