Free Essays on Causes Of Obesity

  1. Obesity Is a Disease

    Obesity Is A Disease Obesity is a disease that affects one in three members of the American population. The trend of obese Americans has continually increased since 1960, and is not showing signs of slowing down. More than half of the adults in America are considered overweight or obese, and...

  2. Obesity

    Obesity: A Growing Epidemic In recent years, obesity turned into a hot topic in the news. Whether it is childhood obesity, obesity in America, or the rapid growth of obesity, it seems that obesity is continually in the news cycle. However, the reason obesity has become so puzzling is that the...

  3. the causes and effects of obesity in the united states

    The causes and effects of obesity in the United States Introduction Obesity, a medical condition where people are overweight in an unhealthy way, has become increasingly serious in recent decades. It has numerous destructive influences on people’s health. Thus, it is necessary to analyse the causes and...

  4. Teen Obesity

    Mr. Beal Freshman Composition November 9, 2009 Rough Draft Teen Obesity When I was a teenager I faced obesity myself. Going through high school was the hardest thing ever. I weighed over two hundred pounds and I was constantly getting bullied...

  5. Health Effects of Obesity in America

    Health Effects of Obesity in America: A Review of the Literature Abstract Obesity is a growing problem nowadays in America and it is beginning to take its toll through all of the serious health effects it can cause. According to recent studies...

  6. Children and Obesity

    Children Obesity Children Obesity: Nutrition and Well Being There has always been overweight children, and there always will be, but it is becoming a serious problem. It is said that chubby babies and toddlers were more likely to survive infections and contagious diseases, and overweight children...

  7. Obesity

    Obesity is one of the leading preventable cause of death throughout United States. It’s growing larger in children and has reached in New York City (NYC) like epidemic, where one in every three children are obese or overweight. Due to the rising prevalence of childhood obesity and its immediate and long-term...

  8. Obesity on the Rise

    Obesity on the Rise Though obesity is sometimes the result of simple, yet, unfortunate genetics, it is an issue that can be solved. The contributing factors to America’s obesity problem are the loss of motivation to exercise and the influence of fast food. Also, the popularity of television, computers...

  9. Obesity

    This paper explores the obesity disease; as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the social impact it has on the citizens of the United States. Examination of the obesity epidemic from a social conflict perspective offers a look at how obesity is hindering the social advancement...

  10. childhood obesity research paper

    Childhood Obesity “One out of every five children in the U.S. is overweight or obese” (“Obesity in Children”), and as the number rises the significance of the problem grows. Obesity is a widespread epidemic that is taking a toll not only on the US, but also other parts of the world. There are many...

  11. Obesity in Hong Kong

    Report on Obesity in Hong Kong 1. Introduction We are now living in an economically prosperous society and enjoying much higher living standards than ever before. However, while we benefit from these nice conditions, there are also some arising concerns. One of these problems is obesity, which has...

  12. Stress and Obesity

    psychological, which involves perceiving the situation or circumstances in one’s life (Lovallo, 1997). Unfortunately, obesity is also a large part of North American society. Obesity, which is defined as a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, and is detected if an individual’s Body...

  13. Cause and Effect Unhealty Eating

    Unhealthy Eating We hate to think about death and its different causes. Unhealthy eating habits could lead to death are health complications. Even though we are aware that certain food and drinks that we consume, or not good for us we still consume them. We have accepted and we continue to eat...

  14. Obesity and Type Ii Diabetes

    Obesity and Type II Diabetes May 5, 2008 Obesity and Type II Diabetes Today, there are many diseases which or society has to deal with such as Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes as well as many other conditions. Obesity is the leading cause of all of these diseases. The most common...

  15. Causes of Obesity

    Americans' obesity has rapidly increased because of advanced technology and Americans' lack of self control. Obesity has been designated as a global epidemic by the World Health Organization since 1998 and is one of the most common chronic illnesses for both adults and children (WHO). The American Obesity...

  16. Childhood Obesity: The Future

    Childhood Obesity: The Future Fall 2013 October 21, 2013 Biology 1104 Criminal Justice In the past three decades childhood obesity has more than doubled in kids and tripled in teenagers, 17 percent of children and teenagers are overweight, which is approximately 12.5 million teens and children...

  17. Obesity

    Obesity is known as the event of having an excessively high amount of body fat. These days, the rate of obesity is rapidly increasing and is fast becoming one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Many children are on the fast track of becoming obese and if it isn’t stopped in the beginning, this...

  18. Causes of Childhood Obesity

    "Causes of Childhood Obesity" Works Cited Axmaker, Larry. "Childhood Obesity Should be Taken Seriously." Online Posting 24 November 2004. Accessed 9 April 2005. 1-4. Bastin, Sandra. "Perils of Childhood Obesity." American Academy of Pediatrics Quarterly. Volume 31 (11/2001): 44-49. Retrieved...

  19. Childhood Obesity - essay

    Childhood Obesity - ENG122 October 22, 2012 - Childhood Obesity Obesity is a topic of concern because as stated by the National Health and Nutrition Examination of 2009-2010,” Obesity increases the risk of a number of health conditions including hypertension, adverse lipid concentrations, and...

  20. Diagnosing Obesity

    II. DISCUSSION Background Obesity is a common problem prevailing in the world today. It is a medical condition where the percentage of fats in the body is higher than the ideal body fat percentage of an individual. Fat tissue are usually located underlying the skin and around the joints and organ...

  21. Causes and Effects of Obesity

    Cause and Effect of Obesity Obesity is one of the main topics in America and also one of the main reasons of death. Never have there have been so many not only overweight, but obese children and adults .Obesity occurs when a person’s weight is far above his ideal body weight (Giddings 12). It has...

  22. Obesity

    Obesity is to have a body mass index of 30. With the BMI over 40 would then be considered morbidly obese. With 15% of children being considered obese in 2000, the statics proved this problem is only increasing. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are caused by the intake of to many carbohydrates, which can also...

  23. Cause and Effect of Obesity

    Cause and Effect of Obesity Being in a family who is majority obese, it is hard to function. Not knowing the background of this disease makes it hard for me to understand, if or will I have to live like this my whole life. My mom was not obese here whole life it came after pregnancy. After me and...

  24. Obesity Rates in the United States

    Obesity is defined as an adult who has a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher. A person’s BMI is calculated by taking his or her weight, dividing it by his or her height in inches squared and multiplying by seven hundred and forty. Obesity rates in the United States have greatly increased over the last...

  25. The Causes and Effects of Childhood Obesity

    The Causes and Effects of Childhood Obesity Karla Bertram ENG122: English Composition II Instructor Tamara Dorris September 21, 2011 The Causes and Effects of Childhood Obesity Recently, childhood obesity has grown to epidemic proportions. It has tripled in the last three decades and now approximately...

  26. Childhood Obesity.

    Savage 1 Trisha Savage English 015 Professor Lynn Petko February 12, 2013 Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity in American is a growing disease that has become an epidemic with lasting psychological effects, because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical activity, genetics...

  27. Fast Food and Obesity

    Fast Food and Obesity Obesity is a medical disorder in which body fat has gathered to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on the overall health condition of a person. People are classified as obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement is greater than thirty Kg / m2, or their weight...

  28. Obesity in Children - 1

    Bañuelos English 01B 3 May 2013 Obesity in Children Over the past several decades, there has been an increase in childhood obesity. In the article, Childhood Obesity: Trends and Potential Causes, Patricia M. Anderson and Kristin F. Butcher writes, childhood obesity with its “associated health problems...

  29. The Root Causes of Many Symptoms and Diseases, Even Obesity, Are Often Not Obvious

    Obesity is a result of toxicity Our physical health and well-being are more intimately connected to our gut and bowels than we may think. After all, that’s where it all begins and ends – with digestion and elimination and, of course, everything in between. To put it simply, what we take in, how we process...

  30. Obesity and It's Causes

    Obesity Obesity is simply excess amount of fat in our bodies. In scientific terms, obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories than he or she burns. What causes this imbalance between calories in and calories out may differ from one person to another. Genetic, environmental, psychological, and...

  31. Cause/Effect Essay

    You Are What You Eat Overweight and obesity in children is one of the leading significant public health problems in the United Sates. The number of children who are overweight has tripled since the 1970’s. More than 1 and 5 children between the ages of 6 and 19 are now considered overweight. Being...

  32. Childhood Obesity Problem Solution

    overweight or obese (“Childhood Obesity Facts”). With a rate that has more than doubled in children aged six to eleven and more than quadrupled in teenagers in the last thirty years, these trends show a major problem in the United States. Without intervention, childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term...

  33. Obesity

    Obesity is a disease that affects one in three members of the American population. Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (49.5%) compared with Mexican Americans (40.4%), all Hispanics (39.1%) and non-Hispanic whites (34.3%) [See JAMA. 2012;307(5):491-497. doi:10.1001/jama...

  34. definition of Obesity

    Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Obesity has always been a problem in the Caribbean especially in countries like Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and It is time for us to try and decrease this high percentage rate. During the next paragraph...

  35. Childhood Obesity Condition

    Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat affects the health and well being of a child. Obesity is often determined by Body Mass Index also known as BMI. Body Mass Index is used for ages two and up. Obesity is becoming a serious public health concern. Obesity is...

  36. Obesity Argument

    Association declared that obesity is a disease in 2013, many doctors and other medical professionals disagree with the decision. Geoffrey Kabat, an epidemiologist, is one of the many medical professionals that does not believe that obesity is a disease. His first claim is that if obesity is a disease then...

  37. Obesity and Diabetes

    9/26/13 Obesity and Diabetes Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess of body fat, defined by genetic and environmental factors that are difficult to control when dieting. Obesity is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Obesity increases your risk...

  38. Obesity

    Junk Food and Lack of Physical Activity Cause Childhood Obesity “Currently, 21.8% of the total global population and 33.9% of the US population is obese” (“US and Global”). Obesity is a major health issue that needs to be addressed because of the vast effects it has on the human population health and...

  39. Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity In today’s world we see many serious issues such as gun control, health care, and rising prices of oil, but one major issue that isn’t making headlines is childhood obesity. One in every six American children is obese. Childhood obesity is caused by an unhealthy diet of fast-food...

  40. The Sociological Imagination on Obesity

    Sociological Imagination on Obesity Throughout the last decade, obesity rates have been on the rise in the United States according to Randall’s Wall Street Journal article “Ranking States By Obesity”. It is only natural to wonder and question the true cause of these statistics since obesity promotes both medical...

  41. Obesity

    Obesity is a medical disorder in which body fat has gathered to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on the overall health condition of a person (Haslam & James, 2005). People are supposed to be obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement is greater than 30 Kg / m2 (Haslam & James...

  42. Diabetes and Obesity; What Are the Risks for Other Diseases.

    Diabetes and Obesity; what are the risks for other disease. Dannie Goins University Composition and Communication 1 Dr. Shadia Gray June 21, 2013 Diabetes and Obesity; what are the risks for other diseases. (As of...

  43. Causes and Solutions of Obesity

    Causes and Solutions of Obesity Unknown Unknown Unknown Causes and Solutions of Obesity If you can prolong your life, and make yourself feel better about who you are then why not overcome this overweight issue. In today’s world we are facing an epidemic that seems to be affecting even are...

  44. Obesity Is a Problem in America

    Obesity is a problem in America How did obesity rate in the United States sky-rocketed over the past years? In 2004, there are 31% of Americans are obese. Each year the obesity rate and health risk increases. There are many different health risks involve toward obesity. For example premature deaths...

  45. Obesity: The Growing Problem

    Obesity: The Growing Problem It is noticeable that wherever you go, people are getting fatter. This phenomenon of eating more and working out less is taking over, giving a present of many diseases and causing people to die. I chose this topic because obesity caused my mother’s heart attack, and...

  46. obesity

    I’ll talk about Obesity. Slide2: Before starting my presentation, I’ll show you the outline of my presentation. In the introduction, I’ll discuss what obesity is and show the graph about obesity. Then, I’m going to talk about the main points and explain the causes and effects of Obesity. Lastly, I’ll...

  47. Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity: The New Cancer of Society INTRODUCTION In recent years since the 1970s, childhood obesity has slowly emerged as one of the most troubling issues faced by parents. Children began to lose interest in outdoor activities, preferring to stay at home and play video games or surf the internet...

  48. Fast food and obesity

    Fast Food and Obesity Fast Food and Obesity In the world we live in today it is sad to say that fast food is the leading cause of obesity in Western countries, it is not healthy for any age group and is setting bad examples for our youth. We want...

  49. Is Obesity a Disease or Due to Poor Eating Habits?

    Is Obesity a Disease or Due to Poor Eating Habits? Nowadays, the prevalence of obesity has increased drastically and dramatically. Obesity is nothing but a condition where excess fat has accumulated in our body that may cause some negative effect on our health. Since it has reached the proportions as...

  50. What Obesity Is?

    Safiyyah Muhammad 12-2-08 Period 3 Obesity What is obesity you ask? Well, if a person is obese then that person has more body fat than how much is needed , or more body fat than what is considered healthy. Experts can tell if a person is obese by using BMI or body mass index. There are...

  51. Obesity is not a Disease

     Is Obesity Really a Disease? The controversial debate on whether obesity should be classified as a disease has been around for some time. Recently, the American Medical Association officially classified obesity as a disease. Disease is generally defined as an abnormal condition that results from...

  52. Obesity Problem and Solutions

    STUDIES DEPARTMENT ---------oOo--------- OBESITY PROBLEM AND SOLUTIONS Teacher: Nguyen Phuong LeStudent: Duong Thi TamClass: 1TC-11Course: EAP WritingDate: March 4, 2012 | ABSTRACT Obesity is the most prevalent, fatal, chronic and relapsing...

  53. Childhood Obesity Essay

    101 Date The Cause and Effects of Childhood Obesity The damaging effects on a child’s physical and mental health are two of the main aspects that are associated with childhood obesity. This condition is at epidemic proportions in the United States. (Henry and Martin, 13-6) Childhood obesity is a condition...

  54. CAUSE AND EFFECT ESSAY ON OBESITY

    CAUSE AND EFFECT ESSAY ON OBESITY We say one is obese when his body fat is accumulated abnormally within the body usually, 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight. The most commonly used modification, established categorizes obesity into three (WHO, 2000). Like any other problem...

  55. Problem of Obesity

    Obesity has become a global concern in today’s world. At a time when food comes in many varieties and abundance, vegetables are the least of choices while a typical American diet consists of fast food and plenty of unhealthy treats. Two-thirds of Americans adults are overweight and they are not the...

  56. Problem Solving- Obesity

    Obesity has become a concern for many people in our culture. Obesity can be observed in all walks of life. In previous decades, the topic of weight is prevalent among people. Not many people completely satisfied with their weight and they are looking for ways to improve their physical appearance. Human...

  57. CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    and Written Discourse Prof. Jesse Spencer María Teresa Acuña Vera Group 3 Childhood obesity and risk to children’s health A new epidemic has been appeared in the world in the last decades. Childhood obesity, as an epidemic, is a growing problem in many countries of the world, it has gained the...

  58. Obesity

    Childhood Obesity Ronnika Cooper Eng122 Andrea Pfaff June 25, 2012 Childhood Obesity In this research I am prepared to give you facts and knowledge about childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is the main problem kids now a day struggle with. Us as parents and teachers need to teach and explain...

  59. obesity

    Obesity Children obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems...

  60. The Risk Factor of Obesity

    Topic: Obesity General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform on the risk factors of obesity. Central Idea: The risk factors of obesity are health issues, dependency on pharmaceuticals and physical restraints. Main Points: I. One risk factor of obesity is that there are health issues. II...