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Benefits of a Tax on High Fat Foods, An Outline

- ... BODY: I. The “Fat Tax” or tax on food that contains more the 2.5% saturated fat, according to the Herald Sun in 2013. A. According to the National Library of Medicine, American’s can be and are addicted to high fat food and because of this addiction; Americans have wasted over $1 Trillion on the food and beverage industry. B. This tax is copying the anti-tobacco campaign, and they are also trying to overcome the advertising of soda and junk food in hopes that is will make consumers choose the alternative....   [tags: obesity, fat tax]

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The Big Fat Surprise : Why Butter, Meat, And Cheese

- As I was listening to the podcast, I found that I really liked the arguments that the author was making regarding science and the mistakes that were made in the past, particularly in the dietary recommendations adopted by the nutritional field. Since the purpose of her book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet is to disprove the “myth” that fats (including butter, meat, and cheese) do not belong in a healthy diet, her book includes evidence that supports the opposite view of the issue (that these products can belong in a healthy diet)....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Epidemiology, Fat]

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The Effect Of Fat Intake And Its Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

- The study of science has, and always will be, a continuous process throughout time. There have been many instances in history where something we regard as fact will come into question. This has been true for countless findings in the history of medicine. Previous research thought to be fact is not necessarily wrong; it is just the foundation of which current findings are built upon. Nutrition is especially vulnerable to these circumstances since we do not fully understand how our bodies function....   [tags: Cholesterol, Nutrition, Atherosclerosis, Fat]

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Delicious but Deadly: Are Trans Fat the Answer to Obesity

- As your enjoying your scrumptious donut, did you know that it is probably filled with greasy trans fatty acids. I’m almost positive that you didn’t know. Common foods like fat-filled donuts and greasy crackers have been enjoyed for many years, but could soon be erased completely from our lives as we now know them. The FDA is moving towards taking away all foods that contain trans fats. The reason that they are considering doing this is the health scare that trans fats have caused. I believe the FDA should ban trans fats because obesity has become a growing problem for our country, consuming a large amount of this fat can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, and many packaged...   [tags: trans fat, obesity, health, fda]

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Rethinking an Argument against Fat Taxes in the US

- While nobody denies we have a problem with taxation in this country for food, beverages, and everything that we buy in general, I believe that we should have a fat tax to detour people from buying soda and other fattening foods. We should also ban sodas and other fattening foods from vending machines in schools, and replace them with more healthy selections. In the article “What You Eat Is Your Business”, the author claims, Americans need to be more responsible for their own health and the government should not become involved (Balko)....   [tags: fat tax, taxation, USA, Obama,]

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Paying By The Pound : Why A Fat Tax Would Not Work

- ... In theory a fat tax should be able to lower the rates of obesity, over eating, and diabetes. The debate of having dietary taxes, such as a fat tax, has been around since 1942, when A.J. Carlson speculated at the idea of taxing someone per pound over weight (Engber 1). Today, the opponents of the dietary tax argue that implementing a tax on unhealthy food would not work, and that the results could end up harming our economy. It could create problems for small businesses and lead consumers to other means to get their favorite foods....   [tags: Nutrition, United States, Obesity, Saturated fat]

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Carbohydrates as Macronutrients in Relation to Protein and Fat for Body Weight Control

- ... • Proven that a gram of carbohydrate holds not more than half the energy of 1 gram of fat, thus notably less calories are taken in in a meal high in carbohydrates than a meal high in fats. • Study in European multi-centre trial Carmen demonstrated that the low-fat diet high in complex carbohydrates resulted in an average reduction of body weight of 2.4 kg, compared to a 1.6 kg body weight reduction for those on a simple carbohydrate diet. How does this article relate to your topic or influence the design of your experiment....   [tags: saturated fat, women's health, obesity]

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Fat And Happy : On Defense Of Fat Acceptance

- The article “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance” is written by Mary Ray Worley, a member of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. She writes of her firsthand experience as a “fat person” in society. Throughout the article, Worley explains what it is like to be obese and describes the way society treats those who have a weight problem. She attacks the idea of dieting, criticizes medical professionals for displaying an obscured view of health risks, and defends the idea of exercising to feel good rather than exercising to lose weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Adipose tissue]

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Fat And Happy : Defense Of Fat Acceptance

- Mary Ray Worley imparts from a subjective point of view the shame that can be felt from being obese in, “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance”. Drawing from attendance at the National Associate to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) convention, Worley describes her transformation from the mindset of craving to be thin to sensing confidence in her own body (Worley 163). She further states how no data proves that losing weight will positively affect a person’s health hence the reason why she quit trying to lose weight and instead focuses on being at peace with food and her figure (Worley 164, 166)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Health, Hypertension]

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Interpersonal Communication Styles Examined in My Big Fat Greek Wedding

- Throughout the semester, we have been introduced to many topics related to interpersonal communication. I have come to believe that these concepts have allowed me to better understand interactions that occur in our daily lives. My knowledge of these concepts was challenged when asked to relate these notions to a movie. During the time that I was watching the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I realized myself grasping onto what was going on and being able to relate certain scenes and situations to topics I had previously learned about....   [tags: My Big Fat Greek Wedding Essays]

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The Fat Tax

- It was 3:30 a.m. and I was in the school convenience store browsing around for a couple of minutes before deciding to buy beef jerky, Chex mix and an entire can of Pringles. I awoke in the afternoon to discover that I had already eaten everything I bought that morning except for five Pringles. If it is not apparent already, like most college students, I do not eat terribly healthy. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans also do not eat very healthy either and this is causing our government to propose many possible solutions....   [tags: Health/Social Issues]

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The Fat Lady

- The Fat Lady Book Report In the third story of Loves Executioner: “The Fat lady” , Dr.Yalom decides to treat a twenty-seven year old overweight woman named, Betty. Though Dr. Yalom was reluctant to treat Betty at first due to her being obese, Dr. Yalom decides to put aside his counter-transference issues and views treating Betty as a way to improve his skills as a therapist. Not only does Dr.Yalom learn throughout treating Betty that there was more substance to her than he had initially anticipated, but he connects with betty while overcoming his counter-transference issues,helping Betty uncover the pathology of her depression and discovering her identity....   [tags: Character Analysis, Dr. Yalom, Betty]

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The Fat Lady

- The Fat Lady Book Report In the third story of Loves Executioner: “The Fat lady”, Dr. Yalom decides to treat a twenty-seven year old overweight woman named, Betty. Though Dr. Yalom was reluctant to treat Betty at first due to her being overweight, Dr. Yalom decided to put his counter-transference issues aside and views treating Betty as a way to improve his skills as a therapist. Not only does Dr. Yalom learn throughout working with Betty that there was more substance to her than he had initially had thought, as throughout the course of treatment Dr....   [tags: character Analysis, Dr. Yalom, Betty]

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Why Fat Burner, It 's A Fat Burning Supplement

- ... I purchased my very own bottle. Pretty Lean stood out from all of the other supplements on the market so I was interested to see what inspired Rehan Jalali to create a fat burner. I contacted him for an interview and was given the privilege to meet with him so I can pick his brain. I did google him and got to know a little more about him than what I already knew. I was blown away at Rehans accomplishments, his clients included movie stars, T.V. stars, musicians, Olympic and professional athletes....   [tags: Nutrition, Dietary supplement, Obesity]

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The Use of Artificial Trans Fat

- There is currently a controversy surrounding the labeling and use of artificial trans fatty acids in the United States food supply. The root of this debate lies in the health risks associated with these types of fats. Consumption of trans fats has been shown to increase LDL cholesterol levels and decrease HDL cholesterol levels, putting consumers at risk for developing heart disease and other chronic conditions [1]. Recommendations to limit trans fat intake have been published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Government....   [tags: fatty acids, health risks]

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Is Fat The New Norm? America?

- ... How can you explain to readers that these people are being taken advantage of?] Watching Huge didn’t seems to rot my stomach because it was giving the vibe to love one’s body. This show Huge set a storm of questions through my mind. Questions like, is America more acceptant of fat, or is the media contributing to this culture of acceptance and obesity with shows like Huge. Like the TV series Huge, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, staring Whitney Thore conveys the same message, love your body. “Being overweight is such a hurtful thing in American to talk about especially if you are a woman....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Body shape, Body mass index]

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Weight Loss Of A Fat Diet

- Weight loss requires self discipline and motivation. The most significant step in your weight loss journey is to focus on reducing calories by eating small meals and sticking to a low fat diet. A low fat diet mostly consists of eating lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. It is best to avoid eating junk foods since they are unhealthy and will most likely cause you to gain more weight. According to experts, a low fat diet is very essential and you will find that you are able to lose weight quickly....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Weight loss]

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The Fat Woodworker By Antonio Manetti

- ... Filippo is inside pretending to be Manetto, and acting as if it is Matteo at the front door and not Manetto. This is the beginning of the attempt to trick Manetto into believing that he has become Matteo. Throughout the rest of the novella, Manetto goes through several episodes that further convince him that he is now Matteo. He gets put in jail for Matteo’s debt and everyone there addresses him as that man, the two brothers of Matteo bail him out and bring him back to their household and a priest comes to the house and tells him to stop denying that he is indeed Matteo....   [tags: Filippo Brunelleschi, Florence]

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Cholesterol : A Type Of Fat Found

- Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Triglycerides are calories that your body doesn 't need to use right away when you eat and are stored in your fat cells. You may have high triglycerides if you eat more calories than you burn. Normal triglycerides are less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (Staff, 2015). Cholesterol is also a type of fat found in your blood. It helps the function of our bodies. LDL and HDL are types of cholesterol. Low density cholesterol (LDL) is known as the "bad" cholesterol....   [tags: Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis]

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Obesity As An Excess Of Body Fat

- A huge crisis in the United States today would be obesity. Obesity is best described as an excess of body fat. The number of people who are overweight has drastically increased in the last three decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one third of our population has become overweight since 1980. America may be the richest but is also the fattest nation in the world. Our obesity epidemic has become a huge joke in every other country (Klein 28). Societies eating habits have steadily become more harmful....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Adipose tissue]

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Experiment on Deep Fat Frying

- OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the experiment, the students will be able to: 1. Identify the factors that influence the fat absorption during deep fat frying. 2. Identify the factors that influence steaming cooking. 3. Discuss the significance of temperature of the fat in influencing fat absorption during deep fat frying. 4. Discuss the significance of water temperature during steaming cooking. INTRODUCTION During the laboratory class, we conducted experiments regarding deep fat frying, fat absorption and steaming cooking....   [tags: students, donuts, cooking]

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Cholesterol, Fat, and Heart Disease

- Cholesterol, Fat, and Heart Disease: Cholesterol is a substance that is not well received by heath professionals and consumers alike. A large portion of the population believes that consumption of foods with cholesterol and fat is dangerous to their heath. Food advertised as low fat or fat-free attracts consumers worried about their health, but is a low fat/cholesterol diet really the answer to a healthy life without heart disease. According to Dr. Jonny Bowden and Stephan Sinatra cholesterol is not the harmful molecule that it’s considered to be....   [tags: Sugar, Lipids]

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The Fat Girl By Andre Dubus

- ... 159) This was in reference to the way her mom dictated how she should eat. Her father also had good intentions, with less harmful words used, but of course his method would be completely ineffective in helping his daughter. I feel that Louise’s friends also played a pivotal role in her struggles. First of all, her friends were all skinny. This meant from the very beginning of her friendships, she had no one she could relate to, with the exception of Carrie, who struggled with the loveless relationship of her parents, a much different struggle than Louise’s, but similar in emotional stress....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Fat Lady Sings By Natalie

- ... According to the USDA a person need a minimum of twelve hundred calories a day. For her minuscule dinner she would have needed to take in another seven hundred and seventy-one calories in order to have the minimum amount needed (NDL. 2011). We also have to consider that with very little calories being taken in there is also very little vitamins, protein and carbohydrates being taken in. Natalie recalled her mother telling her that she could lose weight by sticking to a three month reducing plan, to Natalie this seemed like an eternity but thought by doing this all of her weight would come off, in the reality of it all she lost nothing (Kusz....   [tags: Nutrition, Dieting, Health, Stress]

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The Levels Of Body Fat

- ... Additionally weight loss of more than 1-2lbs a week is typically not recommended (American College of Sports Medicine, 2001). This rate of weight loss can be obtained from minimal deficient diets combined with exercise. Additionally, the initial body mass and body composition determine the rate and degree of mass loss. Athletes who have less weight to lose need to maintain as much lean body mass as possible (Brown et al., 1983; Donnelly et al., 1991; Jequier, 1987; Pacy et al., 1986, Pavlou et al., 1989)....   [tags: Obesity, Adipose tissue, Dieting, Nutrition]

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Being Fat is Not Okay

- The meaning of “ok” means all is good. In my title I stated that Being Fat Is Not “Ok”. Staying healthy is ok, but from the research I have found, if you are overweight than you have an increased risk of catching many disease such as: kidney disease, liver disease, cancer and even lung disease (Montgomery). Campos says that there is no evidence that fat causes disease, therefore, fat is okay. I disagree with Campos’ views that being fat is ok because, as recent research has shown, there is much scientific evidence that shows and proves that being overweight increases the chance of getting a disease....   [tags: weight, linguistics, ]

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Obesity : A Fat Tax

- ... Silverman urges us to know how many lives will be saved by increasing tax on unhealthy foods and the percent of tax increase that is needed. It is also known that Americans who suffer from obesity have a background of consuming fast food that lead them to their tragedy. According to Boyle, “The fast-food industry has been targeted as the primary villain in the obesity crisis” (2). Boyle urges us to know that fast food restaurants may lead certain individuals to having deceases such as strokes or diabetes causing death....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Junk food, Diabetes mellitus]

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Little Boy And Fat Man

- ... Both atomic bombs would use fission (the splitting of atoms) to create an explosion, however the methods to begin the fission were different. In Little Boy, a gun-type assembly (see figure #1) was used to smash a piece of sub-critical uranium-235 into another piece of the same uranium isotope. A conventional explosive was used to launch the first piece of U-235 into the other piece. The goal was to create a critical mass (critical mass refers to “The smallest mass of fissionable material that will support a self-sustaining chain reaction”) (Critical Mass, 2016)....   [tags: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]

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A Fat Tax For Overweight

- When it comes to the topic of a Fat Tax for being overweight in the United States, most of us will readily agree that people should not be taxed for being overweight or obese. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the topic of how overweight and obese people will have a higher risk of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and/or a stroke. Being taxed for being overweight is outrageous because they could be suffering from depression or have an eating disorder, but it is true that some of them could be really lazy and just eat a lot....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Physical exercise]

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Methods Of Avoid Becoming Fat

- ... Subsequently, the strain put on these young adults, countless students seek a way to relieve stress by turning to their peers, and together, participate in underage binge drinking. Likewise, more than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and 25% of college students have reported academic consequences as a result of their alcohol consumption (College Drinking). In addition, even though students tend to have extra free time, more often than not, students do not obtain the two and half hours of exercise recommended a week, which consequently, adds to poor health....   [tags: Personal life, Health, Nutrition, Binge drinking]

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Why I Am Fat?

- ... The problem with “stop eating” (aka starving yourself) Starving yourself isn’t a healthy solution to your weight problems, physically or mentally. Starving yourself deprives your body of micro- and macronutrients it needs to function. This advice essentially promotes anorexia. The problem with simply criticizing ‘You’re gross and fat’ and ‘You should just go die’ aren’t even suggestions. They’re counterproductive insults. The first insult told me I was undesirable as a fat person. That I’m only useful if I’m attractive and normal....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Dieting]

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Types of Fat-Soluble Vitamins

- Food is the basic necessity for human being to live. Food can be found in anywhere with variety of tastes, texture, colour and physical appearance. Vitamins are the negligible components of food that plays important role in human nutrition. Fat soluble vitamin is one of the types of vitamins in the food. “Fat-soluble vitamins are defined as “vitamins in the various food groups that related to their fat-solubility” (deMan, 1999, p.355).In general, fat-soluble vitamins can be classified into four major categories: vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1)....   [tags: organic compounds and vital nutrients]

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Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein

- Animals and plants each require their own unique form of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to function. Humans have many chemical compounds found in the body, each classified as different macromolecules. Macromolecules include fats, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides. Each performing their own unique function in the human body. Carbohydrates, or carbs, are used to spare the use of protein in the body and use it as energy. Carbs can be found in many foods, such as grains, fruits and milk products....   [tags: Humans, Chemical Compunds, Human Sciences]

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The Health Risks Associated With Belly Fat

- The Health Risks Associated with Belly Fat When the average person considers belly fat, the focus is normally placed on the aesthetic impact that belly fat can have on a person; however, there is something significantly more sinister lurking underneath the issue of belly fat. The truth is that more people are struggling with health issues associated with being overweight today than at any point in the history of the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of the nation’s population is classified as being obese, meaning that they have a body mass index of 30 or higher....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Metabolic syndrome]

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To Lose Belly Fat, Total Body Fat Must be Reduced

- ... Experts recommend this type of vigorous exercise for 75 minutes a week. (See References 3) You can incorporate intervals during most forms of cardio including bike riding, jogging, jumping rope, or while pedaling on an elliptical apparatus. Muscle-Strengthening Exercises Strength training can reduce your body fat including the fat below your belt. The muscle tissue you build requires your body to burn a lot of calories just to sustain itself; your resting metabolism increases and promotes weight loss....   [tags: diet, exercise, weight]

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Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance, by Mary Ray Worley

- As the weight debate rages on, Mary Ray Worley’s “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance,” seeks to dispel and shatter many of the stereotypes often placed upon the overweight. Worley states that, “Americans would rather die or cut off a limb than be fat,” (Worley 291). Worley’s basis for writing the article is to explain her experiences of being an overweight woman in a society that does not accept her and how she overcomes this stereotype. Worley uses the comparative contrast of the real world and atmosphere at the NAFFA convention to discuss the differences in her “planets”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Weight]

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Choosing the Best Workouts for Fat Loss

- ... According to the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, HIIT promotes fat burn, because it optimizes your caloric burn during the exercise, and boosts your metabolism throughout the recovery process afterward. Alternate between short bursts of moderate and vigorous intensity. For instance, jog for two minutes, and then sprint for one minute. Repeat the interval five to six times to complete your workout. Step 3 Perform long-duration cardio at a moderate intensity to maximize fat burn. For instance, go for a run or bike ride for about one-and-a-half to two hours....   [tags: exercise, hiit, cardio]

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Health Risks For Salt, Sugar, And Fat

- ... Many people tend to eat more fat than the recommended intake. ("Healthy Eating Overview.") Cholesterol is normal in the body: it is used to build cells and for many other processes. However, too much cholesterol will cause problems, especially LDL. LDL will enter the lining of the blood vessels and create buildups called "plaque". Over time, these buildups can block the blood from flowing. This will, in return, cause heart disease. ("High Cholesterol.") Not all cholesterol is bad, however....   [tags: Nutrition, Hypertension, Coronary artery disease]

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How Does A Saturated Fat And An Unsaturated Fat At The Molecular Level?

- 5. How can you distinguish between a saturated fat and an unsaturated fat at the molecular level. Saturated and unsaturated fats differ in their chemical structures. Saturated fats have no double bond between molecules, which means there are no gaps and the fat is saturated with hydrogen molecules. On the other hand, unsaturated fats have double bonds, which break up the chain of hydrogen molecules and create gaps, allowing the fats to liquefy at room temperature. Describe the process of facilitated diffusion and active transport Facilitated diffusion is a process of transportation of molecules across cell membrane form an area of high concentration to an area of low transportation through p...   [tags: Cellular respiration, Adenosine triphosphate]

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Fat Tax on Fast Food in Australia

- ... According to the same study, a tax of just twenty percent on sugar-sweetened drinks could drop obesity rates by 3.5 percent and prevent 2,700 heart-related deaths worldwide every year. Fast food has negative effects which include cardiovascular and liver disease, cancer, asthma and type two diabetes. The average Australian consumes about three grams of salt more than is the daily recommendation. Doctor Robert Grenfell, National Cardiovascular Health Director of the Heart Foundation, said that cutting the average daily salt intake by this extra three grams would prevent around six thousand Australian deaths per year from heart disease and stroke....   [tags: weight, health, obesity]

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Fat Acceptance : An Argument Lacking Validity

- “Fat Acceptance”: An Argument Lacking Validity Cynara Geisslers’ essay “Fat Acceptance: A Basic Primer,” was published in Geez Magazine in 2010. The focus of the essay is to refute the pressure of society to be thin and promote self-acceptance regardless of size. While this essay touches on many agreeable points, it tends to blow many ideas out of context in an attempt to create a stronger argument. The article takes on a one-sided argument without any appropriate acknowledgement of the opposition, overlooks the risks of ignoring personal health, and has a strong feminist ideology associated towards the essay which tends to make the validity of her argument questionable....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Logic, Capitalism]

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The Diet Of Popular Fat Loss Programs

- Popular fat loss programs have worked its way into the industry as a well-known “quick fix” or in other words a FAD for consumers, because of its quick results that enhance numbers and stats, rather than its primary intent, the overall health of individuals. Now, why do we say it is unhealthy to choose a FAD diet when results are so frequently made. Well, FAD diets provide the body with an initial shock to the body, and as we all know the human body was intended to adapt accordingly to accommodate the needs of survivability....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Diets, Dieting]

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The Twenty-Fat Century

- ... Generally speaking, if a child falls into the range of 25 to 30, the child is classified as being overweight, if 30 or above, labeled as obese. Presently, 1 out of 3 kids in the U.S is considered overweight or obese and 1 out of 400 kids suffer from diabetes, a disease frequently attributed to obesity. The stats are shocking, and according to Jeffrey Levi, the executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit health advocacy group, more than 44% of adults of every state could be obese, by the year 2030....   [tags: obsity epidemic, unhealthy lifestyles]

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A Low Fat, Heart Healthy Diet

- Low Fat Heart Healthy Diet A low fat heart healthy diet is my idea of the best nutritional diet, especially since heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is very prevalent in my family. I lost both, paternal and maternal grandparents to heart disease. My father has severe heart disease, and my mother and brother are both hypertensive and require medication; therefore, I know I’m especially vulnerable to this disease. For many years, I ate whatever I wanted without regard to the nutritional value of the garbage I was putting in my mouth....   [tags: Nutrition]

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Ad for Men: Loosing Body Fat

- Want to push yourself even harder. Would you kill for a body like Spartacus. But still want to keep up with the lads on the weekend. That beer gut keeping you from looking your best. Men across the country get nagged by their partners because they "drink too much" and don't eat “healthy” enough. Well do you want to cheat the system, be able to live life whilst looking good. We have the secret to solving your never ending nightmare. We all know how we men like to fill our weekend. Eating massive meals to prepare for that notorious night out....   [tags: Weight, Health]

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Commentary On Fat City By Rick Lavoie

- ... Teachers often do not understand where students with learning disabilities are coming from, and cannot always understand why their clear instructions cannot be followed. This film has opened my eyes to what is going on in the students’ mind, and automatically makes me more understanding and accepting of their limitations. I feel empowered to show FAT city to my future colleagues. I also hope to pass on to them the lesson of fairness that Lavoie teaches. Lavoie says that every student deserves to receive whatever supports they need to make them as an individual excel, and not what all of his non-learning disabled peers receive ....   [tags: Education, Question, Teacher, Rhetorical question]

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The War On Obesity Is A Big Fat Flop

- Response 1 Both Joanne Lauciu 's (2013) article What makes Canadians sick says a report, and Margaret Wente 's article (2012) The war on obesity is a big fat flop,are related to a health issues that impact us even though these articles were written a few years ago. Both articles focus on that health problems,and people 's health is affected by poverty and other important factors as that mention in the determination. Even thought it would take a long time to improve health,the government have to assist people to solve that....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Poverty, Social security]

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How Fat and Obesity Cause Diabetes

- Diabetes: Causes and Effects Have you ever been feeling tired and listless lately. Do you have a persistent need to drink fluids all the time. Have you been losing or gaining an enormous amount of weight lately. In 1999, I began to feel very weak while taking a shower one day. I started to feel symptoms that made me think I was having another stroke; however, when ambulance arrived, one of the technicians knew that it was diabetes and not a stroke. Although, diabetes can lead to stroke, kidney failure, or heart disease, which is amongst the top ten leading causes of death in the America....   [tags: Causes, Development, Effects]

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Technology is Making Us Lazy and Fat

- Over the years and even now technology is making us lazy. Practically every aspect of our life has been surrounded by the use of technology and its advancements. Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. There’s no need of standing in the kitchen all day anymore. With the convenience of a microwave, it has made our life a little easier. In fact, you can microwave a frozen dinner in just thirty-minutes. Many people have been exposed to the less stressful and convenient way of preparing meals. For these reasons it has resulted and leads us to be lazy and obesity....   [tags: Technology, ]

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A Big, Fat Problem: Obesity in Children

- A Big, Fat Problem Everything appears to be expanding and growing larger in America, including the children. As we look around, there are numerous amounts of people-young and old- who are overweight or obese. Every single year the rates of overweight children steadily increase along with the healthcare and financial costs to support them. Nowadays, one third of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese. To diminish this concerning issue, schools should implement and execute policies to help combat and prevent childhood obesity in order to avoid future repercussions....   [tags: health issues related to bad nutrition]

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Description and Analysis of Big Fat Wires

- Although you’ll never think about them consciously, you are incessantly bombarded by their low-frequency, percussive sound. Rest assured that you continually hear them on the radio, on your favorite TV shows, and in TV commercials. You hear them when you’re in restaurants and in nightclubs; you hear them in dramatic scenes in movies and at open-air concerts; you hear them when you’re shopping at your local grocery store and clothing boutique . . . and you even hear them when you’re in an elevator ascending to your hotel room on the nineteenth floor....   [tags: basisst, bass guitar, strings]

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Obesity Is An Excessive Amount Of Body Fat

- OBESITY Obesity is a disorder that involves an excessive amount of body fat that increases the risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. (Mayo Clinic) Obesity is one of the number one causes of premature death in the United States and kills nearly 300,000 Americans a year. (Obesity Society) There are many causes for obesity including inactivity, unhealthy diet and eating habits, genetics, hormonal changes, certain medications, and other medical problems....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Dieting]

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Tax Junk, Fast, And Fat Foods

- If you want to indulge yourself with chocolate today, would you still get it if the tax was higher. That is what the government is proposing to do: tax junk, fast, and fat foods because they may lead to obesity and other health issues. This type of tax is often referred to as a sin tax, which is "a sponsor tax that is added to products or services that are seen as vices such as, alcohol and gambling” (citation). One controversy to this issue is how does one determine what products are considered high in fat or sugar....   [tags: Nutrition, Health care, Health, Tax]

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My Big Fat Cultural Wedding

- The wedding ceremony is a celebratory event romanticized by couples nationwide for its ability to unite creativity and tradition in a convenient package. One need only observe the plethora of wedding trends, from outlandishly alternative to stringently orthodox, to understand how important representing individuality remains among contemporary couples. In retrospect, much of the symbolisms attributed to these trends come from centuries of applied social significance; couples see the most value in a marriage celebration which allows them to flaunt their unique qualities as individuals while simultaneously modeling the long-standing customs of preceding weddings....   [tags: Culture Society]

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

- ... Also, when asking to take computer classes, Gus instantly had the mindset that women are not supposed to take computer classes and that it is more of a males interest. This demonstrated stereotyping, which is a fixed idea or image of particular type of person. (Luton, 2015) In this case, Gus had preconceived roles for both men and women. Lastly, this film also epitomized gender stratification, which is the inequality between men and women. (Luton, 2015) In the midst of the movie, Maria tried to convince Gus to allow Toula to take those computer classes....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Gender role]

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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

- My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding 1. The main gender roles that are described include the males job is to being the bread winner, which means he provides the financial support and the females’ job is to stay home to look after the kids and do the house work. The male is the dominant one in a family, if a female is not just married her father is dominant but when she gets married the dominance is transferred to her husband. When the father gives his daughter away at the wedding, which means he’s giving up control and dominance of his daughter to her husband....   [tags: gender roles, cultural analysis]

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High Calorie Fat Packed Foods

- When it all started it was just a hamburger, bun, and ice cold soda. However, things have taken a turn as what is witnessed nowadays is supersizes, extra cheese, bacon, and only a single state law to regulate on how large soda can be. When it comes to the fast food industry in America, or as some individuals now refer to it as the ‘fat foods industry’, with the effects of high-calorie fat-packed foods, the question arises if they have become the new tobacco. Baseball has been credited to be Americans top past time; however, fast food is quickly catching up to be at the top with baseball, and in some instances, being used as a stress reliever....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Fast food, Food]

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

- My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a film made in 2004 that evidently portrays several sociological concepts throughout the film. This film highly demonstrates the sociological topics of gender and culture all through the movie. The roles of gender, gender stratification as well as gender stereotyping are shown during the film. As for culture, the film displays subculture, counterculture, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism and lastly, cultural diffusion. My Big Fat Greek Wedding focuses on a 30 year old Greek women, Toula Portokalos, who is single and works at her family’s restaurant....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Gender role, Anthropology]

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My Big, Fat, Greek Vacation

- My Big, Fat, Greek Vacation People have been living in Greece for more than 3,000 years. In that time, historical landmarks such as the Theatre of Dionysos, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, and the Acropolis have been built. It is the origin of democracy, the Olympic Games, drama, and Western civilization. The country is surrounded in mythology and legends, from Greek gods fighting over villages for power to towns rising out of the sunken, ancient city of Atlantis. One of its largest cities, Athens is Greece’s capital....   [tags: family, culture, streets]

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The Oppression of Fat People in America

- The Oppression of Fat People in America Many people see fat activists as a bunch of whiners who can’t keep their hand out of the cookie jar." — Kimberly, fat activist Being fat is one of the most stigmatizing attributes in America. One cannot live through a single day without encountering numerous forms of fat prejudice in magazines, on television, in the streets, and even in homes. Erving Goffman’s Stigma delineates three types of stigma: abominations of the body, blemishes of individual character, and tribal stigma of race, nation and religion (4)....   [tags: Obesity Weight Disorders Essays]

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The Oppression of Fat People in America

- The Oppression of Fat People in America Fat does not equal lazy; fat does not equal bad; fat does not equal overeating; fat does not equal ugly. Fat oppression is something so prevalent in our society, yet Americans refuse to recognize it as a problem or even an issue. After hearing an amazing woman named Nomy Lamm speak this weekend, I could not longer let this issue be ignored. (Lamm is a fat oppression activist and has been published in Ms. magazine). Fat oppression exists in this society and we all must recognize the damage it does to everyone, especially fat people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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How Fat Taxes Fail As A Result Of Improper Administration

- One of the big controversies in this argument is who decides what foods are considered healthy and which foods will fall under the tax. Does this responsibility go to the legislators, to the nutritionist experts, or does it go to the people who are consuming these foods. The legislators create these bills to be implemented, but do they have the knowledge to know what nutrients the body needs on a daily or weekly basis. How much fat needs to be in a food for it to be put under the fat tax. So far, implementing real life fat taxes has been a lot of trial and error....   [tags: Nutrition, United States, Food, Tax]

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Does Fat Come Back Elsewhere After Liposuction?

- It’s a quick fix, liposuction, although some women are hesitant to go this route, and with good reason. It’s a medical procedure and as with all medical procedures there are inherent risks, not to mention the expense and recovery time. However, you have weighed the pros and cons and decided you are going to do it because you cannot get rid of the fat that has been plaguing you for years and you are sick and tired of trying. But then … your friend cautions you: The fat will come back, just not in the area that you have had liposuctioned....   [tags: body image, overweight, procedure]

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Artificial Trans Fat Ban in New York City

- Section 81.08 of the New York City Health Code “eliminates the use of artificial trans fat in foods stored, distributed, held for service, used in preparation of any menu item, or served in any food service establishment (1).” Multiple stakeholders are affected by this policy. These include New York City patrons, restaurants, the New York Health Department, and public health officials. The Department of Health received 2,200 comments in favor of this policy and 70 comments in opposition. The New York Health Department and public health officials are in favor of this policy....   [tags: food, health, policy, production, restaurants]

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Perceiving the Flavor of Fat

- Perceiving the Flavor of Fat When we crave our favorite foods and snacks, those tasty visions in our heads don't usually resemble that of a large, juicy carrot stick or a sumptuous rice cake. We want fat. It's delicious, it's filling, and it just makes everything taste better. It can also make you considerably overweight, not to mention the heart disease and other complications that can result if dietary fat is not consumed in moderation. The appealing taste of fat may very well attribute for the fact that one in three Americans is overweight ("FDA Approves,"1996)....   [tags: Obesity Health Essays]

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The Brazilian Fat Burner Is On The Market Right Now

- The Brazilian Fat Burner is on the market right now. It 's an exciting and fantastic product for weight loss. Both men and women are using it and have lost significant inches around the waist line and unsightly pounds of fat. Regaining a tone and shapely figure is possible with the Brazilian Fat Burner. Increase the odds of a sexier frame with the fat burner that intensifies the ability to slim thighs, trim hips and shrink the belly. If you are a woman seeking to change your lifestyle... eating habits, burn calories, boost energy and metabolism, while lowering the BMI fast, this product could work for you....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Physical exercise, Vitamin]

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Fat Tax On Junk Food And Soft Drinks

- ... Vallgårda, Holm, and Jensen in their article explain why Denmark removed their fat tax, “all the politicians who initially supported the tax very quickly changed their mind without waiting for documentation of the effect on fat consumption let alone on public health.” (225). Denmark did not eliminate the fat tax for not being effective in changing their citizens eating behavior, but for other reasons like the policy could lead to a loss of jobs in the country, which is possible that the fear was taken out of proportion as Denmark was still recovering from the financial crisis....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Healthy diet, Tobacco]

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Lose Arm Fat by Reving up your Cardio

- To lose fat from your arms, maybe you should stop focusing so much on them. The only way to reduce fat from your arms is by taking on a whole-body weight-loss approach that includes a sensible diet and regular exercise. When your body fat reduces, the excess fat on your arms will also give in. By increasing the intensity of your workouts, and engaging as many muscles as possible, you can expedite your results. (See References 1) Rev Up Your Cardio Intensity By making high-intensity interval training (HIIT) part of your arm-slimming exercise routine, you can continue to burn calories and fat up until long after your workout....   [tags: exercise, diet, calories]

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Best Ways to Lose Fat and Become Physically Healthy

- Some people who frequent the gym daily never seem to get fit. One might see the pudgy guy who is always on the treadmill but never getting any thinner, or the fat muscular guy who is always bench pressing but not losing any fat. This essay will highlight some of the best ways in which to lose fat and to become more physically healthy. The best way to achieve these fitness goals is to have a balance of strength and cardiovascular training plus proper nutrition. Losing weight is always the common goal in fitness, but it shouldn’t be....   [tags: fitness balance]

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Excessive Belly Fat Leads to Health Problems

- ... For instance, jog in place, do jumping jacks, throw punches and kicks, and do butt kickers and knee-highs. Other alternatives include doing an aerobics DVD or doing console-game-based fitness through a gaming console. (See Reference 4, p. 80) Stimulate Muscle While Watching TV Experts recommend strength training at least twice a week. (See References 3) It can help reduce belly fat, because the muscle tissue you gain boosts your resting metabolism, making your burn calories even when you're resting....   [tags: heart, diabetes, weight]

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Obesity : An Unhealthy Body Fat On A Human Body

- ... To begin, higher protein intake with carbohydrates is always the best way to start, high protein can mainly be found in dairy food and meat. Dairy such as milk and eggs, and meat such as ground beef and chicken breast are the most popular protein and easiest way to gain protein. Junk food with high calories should be avoided, instead a replacement snack such as mixed nuts, beef jerky and whole-grain protein bars is the best options to begin a good diet(Morin,“31 Healthy and Portable High-Protein snacks”)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Sleep, Human]

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A Fat Tax: Economic Costs of Obesity are High

- ... Healthy Communities for A Healthy Future state that the estimated annual health care costs related to obesity are 190 billion dollars. This is 21% of total health care costs. This includes direct costs, such as preventive and treatment services, while indirect costs include income lost to days debilitated or future income lost to death. On an individual level, an obese person will cost 42% more in health care than a person of healthy weight. A tax directly related to products known to cause obesity would offset the cost of health care, and hopefully result in less obesity in the Nation....   [tags: food, consumers, modern conveniences]

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Osteoporosis Risk, Lean Mass, And Total Fat Mass

- ... All this information becomes extremely useful when providing cardiac rehabilitation considering approximately 400,000 patients undergo angioplasties every year and about 4.7 million patients with congestive heart failure are candidates for modified rehabilitation programs. The data collected thru imaging is definitively important when developing therapeutic goals strategically designed to relieve cardiac symptoms, retard atherosclerosis, limit the risk of cardiac infarction, re-infarction, or sudden death and restore the patient’s functional status (Singh, V.N....   [tags: Obesity, Adipose tissue, Hypertension]

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Fat Intake, Cholesterol Intake, and Effective Exercise

- 1. Discuss the Guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High blood Cholesterol ----Adult treatment Panel (ATP III) for fat (total & saturated fat) intake and compare fat intake (based on the 3-day averages) to these recommendations. 1) Thousands of people in the United States died from coronary artery disease (CAD). And many people today live with complications from the disease. It is the goal of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) to reduce the morality and the severity of the disease....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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Fast Food and Fat Kids

- In the adolescent and school health section of the cdc.gov website, it states that "Childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past thirty years" (par. 1). In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Overweight is  having excess bodyweight for a certain height from fat, muscle, bone, or water. Obese is having excess body fat.     "Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure" (par....   [tags: Essays on Child Obesity]

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The Fat Girl A Short Story by Andre Dubis

- In the short story “The Fat Girl” by Andre Dubis, the main character Louise is followed from the time she is nine years old up until she has her own child. Her mother ruins her self-confidence at a young age saying to her “you must start watching what you eat” (Dubus 320) when she was only nine years old. Her father is just about the only character in the story who accepts Louise for herself. “She’s a growing girl” (Dubus 321) he would say to her mother when she would limit Louise on what she could eat....   [tags: self-confidence, louise, skinny]

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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher

- In the novel, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, we learn the story of an abused girl trying to survive the world that she's found herself in. She never had any friends until she was in the sixth grade when she met Eric. Since Eric has always been overweight, he has always been an outcast. The other kids call him Moby since he's on the swim team; that's their clever way of saying that he is like Moby Dick the whale. Sarah and Eric have been friends for six years, but Sarah gradually stops talking not only to Eric, but to everyone....   [tags: This essay is repeated.]

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The Debate Over Fat And Sugar Health Risks

- ... The last alternative is to grow, your own foods, but if you live in an apartment then, it very hard to do. If you avoid processed sugar, you won’t get the intense effects of it overtime. Processed sugar is an artificially made sugar called sucrose and it is a more intense type of sugar and more addictive sugar. Sucrose is so addictive is causes headaches if not consumed after 24 hours. The alternatives to sucrose is learning how to read food labels and look for words like sugar, malt syrup, high fructose corn syrup....   [tags: Sugar, High-fructose corn syrup, Insulin, Sucrose]

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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher

- In the novel, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, we learn the story of a abused girl trying to survive the world that she was placed in. She never had any friends until she was in the sixth grade, when she met Eric. Eric was also an outcast because of his weight. The other kids call him Moby because he's on the swim team and that's their clever way of saying that he is like a whale. Sarah and Eric have been friends for six years and when she stops talking and is placed in a psych ward, he questions the situation right away....   [tags: literary analysis, inner conflicts]

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Is Ephedra Plant Effective in Lowering Weight and Body Fat?

- The scientific names for Ephedra plants are Ephedra equisetina, Ephedra intermedia, and Ephedra sinica. Common names for this product are Ephedra, Ma huang, Pinellia, Yellow astringent, and Yellow horse. The plant Ephedra sinica has been used in the past as a traditional medicine to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma, colds, influenza, allergies, and hives in the form of teas or tinctures. It has been shown to reduce weight over a 6 month period and has also been used for improving athletic performance....   [tags: brain, heart rate, alkaloids]

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