Although science has proven that genetics can play a role in obesity, they do not continuously and accurately predict the future health of an individual; there may be a genetic propensity for obesity, but environmental and personal factors have a greater influence in determining a person’s weight. For an individual to be considered overweight, they must exceed the set BMI of 25 or higher; to be considered obese, one must exceed the BMI of 30 or higher. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2005, an estimated 1 billion adults worldwide were overweight, and 300 million considered obese. Obesity proves to cause many health risks and in recent years has shown to be an epidemic. Those who suffer from obesity have a significantly higher chance of cardiovascular risk and stroke, high blood pressures, and cholesterol levels.
Processed food is a big problem in the U.S. Fast food; sugary drinks and candy are regularly considered as the motivating forces behind America 's obesity epidemic, an issue for many people in the U.S consuming processed food which results in an unhealthy lifestyle leading to obesity and other serious disease such as diabetes and heart disease. Processed food has become a bad habit in American diets, resulting in a major issue for many residents of all ages. “The prevalence of obesity among U.S. youth was 17.0% in 2011–2014. Overall, the prevalence of obesity among preschool-aged children (2–5 years) (8.9%) was lower than among school-aged children (6–11 years) (17.5%) and adolescents (12–19 years) (20.5%)” (Ogden). Even though, many people try to incorporate healthy diet choices in their lives, there are still many who are eating unhealthy food in big proportions.
Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, joint problems, and experiences of social stigma. The fiscal impact of obesity is very high. It is estimated that the United States spends an estimated $147 billion dollars in 2008 on medical care costs related to obesity. 23% of this total is financed by Medicare and 19% by Medicaid. If states have interest and drive to promote healthy behavior, citizens could live longer and contribute to a productive society.
With “nearly 65% of the adult population being overweight or obese” according to Whyte, Marting, and Pennachio (2005), they will most likely get on a fad diet or at least try a few out to achieve promising results. Regardless of what fad diet is out there, in most cases, the individuals that are willing to try them will lose weight in some capacity. However, with these miracle diets come health risks. What are the benefits of these fad diets and
Data has shown that more than 40 million people in Indonesia are affected by obesity. The cause can be related to our eating culture, in which most people tend to eat more fastfood or junkfood, without being offset by eating the right amount of vegetables. Malnutrition, such as obesity, if not taken care of, can lead to several fatal disease from diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disorder, and even to cancer. So, since Indonesia is in a dire situation, what we need to do now to overcome and prevent this is not by limiting or prohibiting fast food restaurants in the country, instead we should educate
The author believes that the changes in the demographics, economy, environment, and society are part of the cause for the increase of childhood obesity (Nestle 175). According to her research, children are fed with larger portions of junk food and very few young Americans eat the required foods in the food pyramid (Nestle, 175-176). Although, children usually eat one third of their meals in fast food places or school, most of them consume higher amounts of unhealthy items such as sodium chloride, fat, and calories (Nestle, 176). Nestle explained that companies do their job to market junk foods to kids (176). The writer mentions a lot about how young Americans are being targeted early in life to buy junk foods (Nestle 176).
Overweight and obesity are not just the problem for high-income countries but also have become an issue for low- and middle-income countries. According to World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2008, 1.5 billion adults aged 20 and above were overweight, and in 2010, nearly 43 million children under the age of 5 were overweight. ________________________________________ What to do if you Don’t want to Get Fat Like many things on this list, moderation is the key. Consuming coffee and other caffeinated beverages in moderation will let you avoid addiction and the pitfalls of excess caffeine consumption.
According to the WHO data, more than 1.9 billion adults(18 years and older) were overweight in 2014. While over 600 million of these were obese. Even 41 million of children under 5 years old were overweight in 2014. Obese can lead to serious disease, such as stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. However, there is a good news.
The surplus of junk food available to students in public schools has the potential to lead to a high rate of obesity in youth which can have very many negative effects on students physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children with obesity have a higher risk of acquiring serious and/or fatal health issues. Some serious health issues could include asthma, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. Obese children are more likely to be bullied than kids who are not overweight, which can lead to low self-esteem, poor grades, and depression. This also can have bad effects on children when they are adults.
The incidence of this disease is increasing in countries throughout the world, and it is especially serious in Asian countries. Obesity often leads to increased risk of CVD, diabetes and cancer, so it is extremely prudent for governments to address this growing