Modern society is dealing with a health crisis that has been on the rise for years. Ongoing
research by the Center of Disease control and others is beginning to prove that
all over the United States obese individuals that
live in poverty are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other
health conditions. The relationship between obesity prevalence and
socioeconomic status measured as educational level or income. People
faced with poverty often feel helpless when left to deal with their health
problems. Children are being raised with poor diets, which become routine life
habits, because families struggle to afford healthy foods. With these health
concerns afflicting millions Nationwide, prevention, early detection, and
education programs are important to help explain to those in low socioeconomic
communities who are at a high risk for obesity and Cardiovascular disease. Living
in a low socioeconomic community can prevent safe exercise habits such as running,
walking and biking. For people living in poverty with little money they
typically depend on the government for money that can restrict what that person
can buy at the grocery store. People want more food for their money
cheap accessible foods that are high in fat and low in nutritional density. Poverty
people lack the environment and education needed to support
adequate health. Therefore, for those with little education and poor access to
healthy foods, exercise, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and weight can be
hard. Being overweight or having an unhealthy lifestyle is one of the most
common national risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and
study showed a correlation between two recent studies in...
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7.Robert Beaglehole, DSc, FRSNZ; Srinath Reddy, MD, DM; Stephen R. Leeder, MD, PhD Poverty and Human Development: The Global Implications of Cardiovascular Disease