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Articles about obesity

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by MC Riz
7 years ago
Obesity: Disease or Lifestyle?

One medical students thoughts on the recent AMA decision

Health
by CoryMD
8 years ago
Dangerous Obesity Health Risks

If you are severely overweight, there are several obesity health risks of which you should be aware.  All of them can be serious, and all of them can lead to a less than fulfilling lifestyle.  Obesity in adults is determined by the Body Mass Index, or BMI, and is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater. While the Body Mass Index is not always a perfect way to decide if a person is overweight or obese, it is generally a good clue as to whether or not a person is at an increased risk of obesity-related health problems.  The obesity health risks in this article are predominantly for adults, but children can experience many of these same issues.

Health
by saruman
8 years ago
The Childhood Obesity Problem In US

The Childhood Obesity Problem In US

Health
by Tommy Velvet
8 years ago
Childhood Obesity Facts

Childhood obesity is a condition that is becoming more and more common. The large amount of body fat can have drastic negative affects on a child's health, social statues, and overall well being. Determining if someone is obese is often based on that person's Body Mass Index (BMI). Because of the rise in cases of childhood obesity, rising it is classified and recognized as a serious public health concern.

Lifestyle
by Brockett
9 years ago
Super Size Me: The Context and the Dialogue

The documentary film Super Size Me was made to bring awareness to the public about corporate responsibility regarding the food we Americans eat that makes us overweight and obese. Spurlock made the documentary Super Size Me with an intention to "launch a national conversation over fast food and nutrition" after watching news coverage of a McDonald's lawsuit (Parker, 2004, para. 3)

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by eddiem
10 years ago
Preventing Childhood Obesity


Preventing childhood obesity has been in the news a lot lately and it reminds me of a conversation I once had with friends about their children getting involved in sports. My friends were the parents of three school age children that wanted to play sports and dad was all for...

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by mtembo
8 years ago
Nshima Diet Maintains Slim Bodies

Obesity and being overweight are serious health problems that are spreading from the West to other newly affluent populations in the Third World due to globalization. Strategies for fighting obesity have focused on dieting that promotes cutting down daily calorie intake. These strategies have largely failed as obesity levels continue to rise. The Nshima diet that has existed among the 13 million people in Zambia in Southern Africa for hundreds of years maintains slim bodies in spite eating large amounts of calories. The article discusses why adopting this little known diet may help fight obesity and being overweight.

Lifestyle
by Brockett
9 years ago
Super Size Me: A Look at the Techniques Used in the Film to Provoke a Dialogue About Fast Food and Ultimately Obesity

Super Size Me Morgan Spurlocks' film Super Size Me is a piece of rhetoric that intends to provoke a dialogue about fast food. This paper will examine the techniques and topics used in the film to provoke a discussion about fast food ultimately leading to a discussion on the topic of obesity

Health
by James Houston
8 years ago
Obesity "Eats" $150 Billion In Health Care Costs!

Eric Finkelstein, co-author of "The Fattening of America", says medical costs won't go down unless Americans make a serious effort to improve their diet and exercise patterns. Reed Tuckson of the United Health Foundation said there is a "tsunami" of chronic, preventable disease about to enter our health care system that will be unaffordable.

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by onwoc234
9 years ago
Is Hypothyroidism Making it Difficult for You to Lose Weight?

Hypothyroidism is a common problem that promotes obesity. It does not receive adequate attention in the management of obesity and excess body fat. Learn why it is important to know if your obesity is caused by hypothyroidism.

Health
by Sonni57
11 years ago
Stop Obesity in Kids

Stop Obesity in Kids

Obesity in kids is at an all time high. Not to mention, that it doesn't look like its going away any time soon. In fact, the chances of it decreasing look slim as long as nobody takes action. One of the first...

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by DesperateJournalism
10 years ago
Reduce Back Pain: Choosing and Buying Support Belt

Reduce Back Pain: Choosing and Buying Support Belt Pain is a fact of life. You either have heart ache that will lead to so much pain or feel physical pain that will be just as bad. Some people can be a pain in the butt. Life...

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by S. Woods
7 years ago
Obesity: Fast Food is Not the Blame

Fast food restaurants and obesity seems to go hand and hand. While obesity is on the rise, is it fair to say fast food chains are the problem?

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by onwoc234
8 years ago
How Artificial Sweeteners Promote Obesity

Artificial sweeteners do not help you to lose weight. On the contrary, they promote obesity. Some people erroneously assume that the zero caloric value of artificial sweeteners confirms their constructive role in body fat reduction. Learn why the zero caloric value makes them an insidious body fat promoter that contributes significantly to the epidemic of obesity.

Health
by doresa
8 years ago
How to Fight Obesity in Adolescence

The leading causes of obesity among adolescence are too much indulgence on fast foods and physical inactivity. This article will provide some strategies to fight obestiy in adolescence.

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by onwoc234
8 years ago
More Causes of Obesity: What Are Obesogens?

Obesogens are environmental chemicals that cause obesity. Obesogens include such chemicals as atrazine, phthalates. bisphenol-A and artificial sweeteners. Find out how obesogens cause obesity and how to avoid these environmental chemical pollutants.

Health
by Lynn Parks
8 years ago
Overcoming and Preventing Childhood Obesity at Home

According to KidsHealth.org 1 out 3 children in America is considered overweight. That is an alarming number of children, some of which will face life threatening effects on their health due to their weight.

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by doresa
8 years ago
Fighting Obesity in Teens

“How does one fight obesity in teens?”  For any ordinary teenager with no overweight problems, this would be a question too easy to answer.  Naturally, an obese teen would be advised to eat more healthy food, avoid junk, and get into exercise.  These may sound all too easy to accomplish, but for an overweight teen, it would be a feat to choose a whole wheat sandwich over a Big Mac.

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by onwoc234
4 years ago
The Best Dietary Strategy for Losing Body Fat: Avoid Diet Foods and Diet Drinks

Highly refined foods, diet foods and diet drinks are the primary causes of today's epidemic of obesity. This unhealthy state reflects the substances that are added or removed from these foods and drinks. Some of the additives in them are endocrine disrupters that promote obesity. Learn why natural foods can help you to lose body fat and fight the epidemic of obesity, whereas, diet foods would promote body fat and support obesity.

Lifestyle
by DebW07
9 years ago
The Effectiveness of Music to Increase Knowledge of Nutrition Among Children

Introduction The number of overweight children in the United States has risen drastically over the last three decades (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2006). Obesity among children is of serious concern because it can lead to several health problems such as, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and...

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