Obesity in the United States and in Mexico

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Obesity is one of the most major public health challenges in the world today. Obesity means that a person who is obese has a lot of body fat that might have a negative effect on their health. Some signs that might consider you as obese are your body weight. If your body weight is 25% high then it should be then yes you are considered obese. Obesity in United States has caused over 112,000 deaths that could have been prevented. Obese citizens all over the world are at high risk for multiple health issues such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, Type 2 diabetes, and High cholesterol, some type of cancer, Hypertension, and Cardio vascular disease. In the United States highest concern with obesity is the health risk within obese adults. In comparison to United States, Mexico shares the same problems. Mexico has more obese adults then America does. One of the main results of these issues in Mexico contains such behaviors with in society as a whole by drinking soda and eating snack foods. United States and Mexico has a lot of differences and similarities between the two cultures. United States is different from Mexico because in Mexico the epidemics of obesity in adults are growing at a faster rate and has surpassed the United States. In Mexico the health condition rates are 32.8% compare to United States 31.8% of people who are overweight. One of the biggest problems with Mexico’s obesity rates comes from their “traditional high calorie foods that are fatty and fried.” (Grillo, I. 2009, August 29). Mexico consumes more “Coca Cola products than anywhere else in world. There are a total of 635 eight ounces a bottle per person each year.” (Grillo, I. 2009, August 29). Most citizens in Mexico said that “in many villages... ... middle of paper ... ...Gob al Post]. Retrieved from: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexico-takes-title-of-most-obese-from-america/ Office of the Surgeon General (US). (2010). The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation (Background on Obesity). Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44656/ Mexico Obesity Rate Higher Than U.S., Says U.N. Report (2013, July 9). Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/mexico-obesity-rate-united-states_n_3568537.html Jaslow, R. (2012, May 8). Obesity to affect 42% of Americans by 2030 with $550 billion in coast, say researchers. [CBS News] Retrieved from: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-to-affect-42-of-americans-by-2030-with-550-billion-in-costs-say-researchers/ Grillo, I. (2009, August 29). Mexico’s growing obesity problem. [Global Post] Retrieved from: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/090825/heavy-mexico

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