“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day? And what's so bad about that anyway? Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1).
If a child has two obese parents he’s at a higher risk of thirty percent of being obese than a child with one obese parent. Thirty percent of adult obesity begins with childhood obesity. Genetics contributes between five and forty percent of the risk for obesity. Genetic disorders that increase obesity in children are: Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, Alstrὄm syndrome, primary or secondary hypothyroidism, and primary hyperinsulinism. These disorders are responsible for approximately 5% of the obesity in children... ... middle of paper ... ...or, and Sue Y.S.
Obesity is a medical condition that affects children, teenagers and adults, and in recent years has caused many disorders that are potentially life-threating. All individuals consist of fat in their body, but sometimes body can store more fat than needed in the body due to a disorder or excessive eating, therefore they would be classified as obese. According to Professor Jane Wardle, obesity rates started to rise soon after 1984 and she explained that it steadily raised under one percentage a year. Furthermore, obesity is believed to be a started from America, as throughout WW2, the world witnessed America dominate with new powers and develop new technology. This technology started to replace physical effort in both work and leisure.
II) Another reason for the U.S. obesity problem is that we are the most overweight nation in the world. A) People have been sacrificing healthy food for fast food and microwaveable meals. We and people in general do all if this is for the sake of less hassle and more convenience to parents for themselves and children this world is now becoming more and m...
Today, as values of living continue to boost, weight increase and obesity are posing a rising threat to certain well-beings in countries all over the world. Obesity, now confirmed as a nationwide endemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is likely to get worse and amplify over time. “The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese” (Obesity: in Statistics, 2008, 2nd Statement). It is definite that most kids are inclined to eat junk food, and it is certain that most kids will become overweight as adults. About 15% of children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years are overweight, which is an increase of 4% from the 1988-1994 NHANES study” (Chatterjee, Blakely, & Barton, 2005, p. 24).
Due to the epidemic rise in obesity among Americans, the NEH needs to fund education regarding portion sizes and obesity. Obesity is defined by the World Book as the condition of having an excessive amount of body fat. It results from an energy imbalance in which an individual consumes more calories in food and drinks than they can burn. Obesity is a widespread concern that affects the vast majority of Americans. People are considered to be overweight if their body-mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 and obese if their BMI is higher than 30 (Reinberg).
The United States has the highest obesity rate in the world with the overall percentage of 68.5% of men and women obese. In addition, one of the top countries with high rates of obesity is the United Arab Emirates with the percentage of 60% of men and women to be overweight. The the number of obesity is becoming larger in all around the world. The scientists and doctors said as they expected that the percentage of obesity will increase in the future and also there are some people are getting sick and die, so the scientists are making a research about why it's increasing rather then decreasing and a way to stop this problem, and save peoples lives. The obesity symptoms obesity are dangerous for all people h... ... middle of paper ... ...l live longer with healthy life without any risks.
Millions of people die each year from being overweight. It is said that in 2015 more than 700 million people will be obese. (NCD Alliance) What most people don’t realize is that if you are obese as a child, you have a higher chance of premature death and disability in adulthood. In an article called “The Fast Food and Obesity Link: Consumption Patterns and Severity of Obesity” researchers talk about the recent studies revolving around obesity and how it affect us. Recent studies have shown that these increases in extreme obesity rates are not specific to a certain population, but are rather an integral part of the weight distribution in the USA, and the more extreme the obesity, the higher the rate of growth .
A growing issue that is becoming ever more present in American society is that of obesity. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, completed in 2009-2010, approximately 35.7% of Adults and 16.9% of children in America weighed in as obese. The obesity phenomena in America can be attributed to many daily activities that are common in modern day society such as the connivence of fast food, living an inactive unhealthy lifestyle and family health history. In the Body Mass Index, or BMI, category of obese can lead to many health complications including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Being obese can also cause emotional damage, such as depression, and lower the over all quality of life.
“An estimated 80% of overweight adolescents continue to be obese into adulthood, so the implications of childhood obesity on the nation’s health are huge”. (Survey on childhood obesity, 2014). Obesity is a chronic condition that develops as a result of genetic, behavioral and environmental factors. Causes of Childhood Obesity There are many factors that may influence the occurrence of obesity in children. These factors can be broad and may vary depending on the individual child.