Obesity

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Statement of Problem
During my community clinical rotation, i observed how the community plays major role in obesity, the community had a lot of fast food restaurant. Columbia Height community is very diverse; the community is composed of different nationality but mostly African American and Hispanics. Culture and lifestyle can play a role in obesity, in addition obesity affect minorities. Cook et al (2012) states “researchers have found higher obesity rates among Latino children and adolescents compared to their non-Latino White counterparts”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of childhood obesity is high is children and higher in adolescent (CDC, 2011). The high prevalence rate of obesity is a problem because obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, breast cancer, colon, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma (CDC, 2011). The center of Disease control and prevention also stated that “Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Research showed that 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular out of 7-12 years old sample (CDC, 2011). The Healthy People 2020 goal is to “Promote health and reduce chronic disease risk through the consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights” (Healthy People 2020, 2013).
Objectives
This paper will be focusing on three main objectives retrieved from Healthy People 2020 that is set to help reach the goal of promoting good health and maintaining healthy weight.

1. NWS-11 (Develop...

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...and Weight status.

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http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicId=29

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