During CNN’s show GPS of Sunday 2, 2014, the host Zacharia... ... middle of paper ... ... No. I am healthy as always. Obesity is an extremely serious condition that if the concerned subject is not properly informed and educated, he or she is at higher risk of developing a disease. In addition, I believe that the obesity assessment should also be classified based on the levels of severity in function disabling. In light of this, obesity is a multifactorial serious condition which can results from environment, family history and genetic, behavior or habits and more.
The Public Health Issue of Obesity "The increased prevalence of overweight and obesity particularly among children and adolescents is a severe public health problem" (Bray, 2005). According to our text, health education and health promotion are recognized increasingly as ways to meet public health objectives and improve the success of public health and medical interventions around the world (Gollust, 2014). Obesity has been associated with energy intake and expenditure imbalance, genetics, cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral, and situational factors all play a role in eating and weight control (Bray, 2005). To get an idea of the scope of the problem, the American Journal of Health Promotion states that the rates of obesity has more than tripled among children and adolescents over the past 30 years (Gollust, 2014). The present public health problem has become a great public concern and the future of these children and future adults has also been brought to attention.
Thus, this essay is going to talk about the causes and effects of obesity in societies, the role of engineers to solve this problem, and how the two case studies mentioned tried to approach the problem. Obesity is a serious problem in our societies these days, and a huge number of people is facing it in many countries around the world specially kids (aged 9-14). It is dangerous for the massive risks it might cause on the human body and brain. So what is the real meaning of Obesity, and what are the main causes of this issue? According to (NHS, 2014) “Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight, with a lot of body fat.” It is a real common problem because between every four adults there is one obese, and between 5 kids also there is one.
To say the least, “Physical inactivity and watching TV have been shown to be the risk factors for childhood obesity” (Albaladejo et al. 4). A combination of two or more factors have appeared to be one of the most risky causes of obesity and overweight. Likewise, Yeasmin, who is a Biochemistry professor at the Ibrahim Medical College, says that overweight is an epidemical problem, and obesity is as well a vast impact on the physical and social welfare of adults in the future. She expresses that computer use, watching TV, less physical action, and family factors are significant risk factors for obesity (Yeasmin et al.
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I chose the topic of obesity, because many Pediatricians have been blamed for the lack of intervention in children and young adults, that they are responsible to educate the young and give advice to prevent obesity and the consequences it could have on their health. As time progresses, Americans, have had an increase in the amount people who are obese in the general population. The ways to deal with this issue has had varying points of view. Treatment of obesity is often debated whether what kind of treatment is best like: medical treatment, intervention, dieting, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery. People also often question how obesity can be prevented.
Diet shift in the globe can be linked to the calorie imbalance in the c... ... middle of paper ... ...ughout the community. Several risks associated with childhood obesity as well as tips for a healthier lifestyle is provided. This podcast provides an insight into the relationship between childhood obesity and low income families. It gives academic knowledge relating to poverty and childhood obesity through the interviewing done in the podcast. Concluding the research paper, it is quite clear that childhood obesity is a health condition that is dependent on both social conditions facing the victim and as well the diet that the individual consumes.
Argument paper The obesity epidemic and our nation’s health as a whole have many factors that include socioeconomic status in particular. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity will always shape our nations vision and mission with what we do with healthcare. Healthcare in America is in a major reconstruction faze, and is in much need of it, obesity and socioeconomic status are going to be the major contributors to this reconstruction. The ability to have access to better resources for sure allows one to explore better options, but for children in a low socioeconomic life style options are limited. For example, children from this type of living lack the finances to shop for healthier more expensive foods.