Obesity Essay

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Obesity Let me get a Double Cheese Burger, a Large Fries and a DIET Coke. Because that diet Coke is really going to save you on the calories. The Amount Per Serving in a Double Cheeseburger is insane! If you began reading the Nutrition Facts of a McDonald's meal, you may never touch it again. Fast food in general, is the worst thing a person can eat. The oil and salt in the servings, oh gosh. Take a napkin and dap your food, it will soak. Eating right is key to a healthy life. It's key to get rid of one of the biggest problems in America, OBESITY. Here is a chart of just some of McDonald’s burgers, sandwiches, and salads; What is Obesity? Obesity in its simplest term is having too much body fat. Obesity and being overweight in general this decade became a problem around the world. According to the World Health Organization, in the year 2005 about 1.6 billion people over the age 15 were overweight, about 400 million adults were obese and about 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight. The basic measurement of obesity is by our body mass index (BMI) which is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used in classifying overweight and obesity in adult populations and individuals - a person's weight in kilograms is divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2). BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults but it is merely a rough guide because it may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different individuals. The World Health Organization defines an adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 as overweight - an adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese - a BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight, and between 18.5 to 24.9 a healthy weight. BMI provides a standard idea of individual assessment, but it is

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