There is a book called Understanding Obesity that says that the reason we need to be concerned is that excess weight is the cause of more illness than virtually any other medical condition. So this means that Obesity is a massive problem that affects the health of people. According to a web page Obesity causes 30,000 deaths a year, this is a big number for death and is literary caused because of the food. Obesity is a huge problem in the United States, Americans are grossly overweight, not only adults but also children. There are many causes for this, for example genetics, lack of exercise and food calories; obesity negatively affects our body in many ways causing health problems, people can reduce obesity by weight-loss surgery.
Some symptoms of being obese include a body fat percentage greater than thirty percent for women and twenty-five percent for men or weighing more than twenty percent more than your ideal body weight (Simon 2000). One would need to visit their physician in order to accurately determine their body fat percentage or their ideal weight. Now that we have a better understanding of what obesity is, we will look at exactly how widespread it is and whom it affects. Being overweight and obesity are serious health problems. “In 1993, obesity was identified as a key contributor to at least 300,000 deaths each year in America,” according to former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, J. Michael McGinnis, MD, and the former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), William Foege (Klein 2000).
Obesity is the second most harmful conditions in the United States today. The growing issue is creating a lasting impression on individuals, communities, and even nation wide. Next to tobacco use, which is declining, obesity is the second most cause for deaths among adults under the age of seventy in the U.S. Obesity causes several health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea, gallstones, kidney stones, infertility, and as close as eleven types of cancers. Not only does it affect the health of the person, it affects their social and emotional feelings including discrimination, low quality in life, and the susceptibility to depression. Obesity also has an impact on the economy, the nation's productivity and even the national defense.
“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.
In most of the cases, it is still hard to determine the exact causation of obesity. This epidemic has been increasing throughout the industrialized world. In less than 40 years, the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. has increased by over 50%, so that two of every three American adults are now overweight or obese (Obesity in America, 5). Most obvious consequences of obesity are diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, but cancer, arthritis, and depression are other serious factors to health. All in all, obesity and over weight account for nearly one of every 10 American deaths, and they also drain our society of $223 billion a year (Obesity in America, 5).
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.
Obesity is condition of being grossly fat or overweight. There are approximately ninety-seven million people overweight with a prevalence of women are 50% more then they are in men. For the world to stop obesity they would have to know the causes and factors of obesity, the negative effects, and how to prevent obesity. If the percentage of obese people keep rising the rate of death will also keep rising. Obesity doesn’t have to be such a big problem in the U.S if children and adults start eating healthier, exercising a moderate pace for thirty minutes, and keep there body in good condition.
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.
It is thought that overeating and lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits causes weight gains among adults and children. It is a major concern today and needs to be corrected. There have been so many studies about the obesity among the children today. Should the parents be blamed? Millions of children are obese today.