Articles about obesity
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.
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.
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)
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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...