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.
6 Issue Issue 7, p3-7. 5p. Article This article discusses the impacts of medical costs due to the obese and overweight population. It also discusses the health issues caused by obesity. The obesity epidemic is affecting adults as well as children.
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.
Without food humans would cease to exist. However, how much of a good thing is a bad thing? How can something this good be bad for you? The answer to these questions is the word obesity. Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is healthy.
Beside these rare cases, many individuals have a genetic predisposition that may lead to obesity. Researchers have found many obesity susceptibility genes and the combination of an obesogenic environment and a genetic predisposition will almost inescapably result in the development of obesity. However, it is possible to be obese without having a genetic predisposition. Reflecting back, when I was a child I was heavyset and huge for my age. I did not have the knowledge about Obesity.
No matter what the cause of obesity the real question is how do we stop it? Most Americans use the term obese when they see someone in whom they consider to be not of normal size but, in order to be considered obese the most universally measure is through an individual’s body mass index, or BMI. The BMI is designed to calculate based on a person’s height and weight. Years of research has shown that BMIK provides a great estimate of what is considered fat. It is a valuable tool for Doctors screening people who may be at risk of heart attack and other life threating diseases because of carrying around too much weight for their height.
The states will then be categorized into their respective regions of East, South, Midwest, and West. It is important to look into the regions to see if there is a trend of obesity within a region, as this region should be the focal point of Government, insurance companies, and healthcare institutions to launch a healthy living campaign. Conducting such campaigns in a region of most need will in the long run, reduce healthcare cost because children will mature into health conscious individual with less preventable diseases. B1. Summary of Data Again the data that will be used in this analysis is the percentage of children ten to seventeen of which are overweight of obese in each of the fifty States and the District of Columbia.
Uda Widanapathirana Obesity is the accumulation of excessive body fat to the extent that it may impair health. Affected persons are predisposed to illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, high blood, pressure, and disturb the management of chronic disorders. The cost of treatment and healthcare of obesity related disease and other indirect costs are of concern due to rising obesity rates. To accommodate for these increasing costs, a fat tax has been suggested to discourage an excess unhealthy food intake through taxing foods with high sugar or fat content. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of height vs. weight; a BMI of 25 kg/m2 and 30kg/m2 defines an individual as overweight or obese respectively.
We can now see obesity is the second killer behind tobacco that could have been prevented with the proper lifestyle changes. Kiess states that obesity risks are even higher when the child has an obese parent (Kiess 220). Obesity is caused by unhealthy lifestyles, and lifestyles are passed on from parents to their kids.
When finding the cause of obesity, genetics, behavior, biological, and cultural factors all are included. There are medical factors that could lead to obesity, which are not likely. Poor eating habits, overeating, the lack of exercise, medication, low self-esteem, stress, and depression are a few examples of causes of obesity. Many children aren’t in control of what they eat and drink. Parents are to blame for that.