Causes of Obesity According to the USDA, at the start of century 21st American people have increased their daily caloric intake by consuming five hundred calories more than in 1970....
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) Even more alarming, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is on the rise, and youth are becoming overweight and obese at earlier ages.
How to overcome obesity, lose weight as well as the concept of a healthy mindset and health issues (long and short term) will be discussed in this paper....
Obesity has become a handicap in America, thus the amount of the population of obese people has increased significantly in the last century, and the population of people over weight is now over 60%.
Normally the research on obesity is restricted to data found in the Unites States and refuses to include the statistics of other countries that might not be as developed, such as China (He, James, mu0pu, Zheng, 2014)...
The rising levels of obesity worldwide draw the attention of governments, media, NGOs, doctors and public and could be described as a modern epidemic. Alarmingly UK citizens’ obesity rates (already the highest in Europe ) are growing every year. Thus tackling obesity requires immediate solutions that will also work long term. This brief addresses policy options that can reduce these levels and looks into strategies to prevent weight gain and promote healthier lifestyle through systemic and individualising frames.
This brief aims to provide information to contribute towards developing a better national policy to reduce adult and childhood obesity in the UK. The brief has been developed by The Local Government Information Unit to provide insights into issues of interest to the Health Secretary.
Thanks for pointing out that obesity could be because of genetics too. I hate when people make fun of fat people without knowing facts. Some people could be obese because of some other reasons and not because they eat a lot or don’t workout. So stop judging us.
It’s been established that obesity causes serious illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Growing rates of obesity mean that the NHS is under a considerable strain to treat these diseases that could be prevented by promoting healthier eating habits and exercise. There are two types of approach that could help tackling obesity at a governmental level: ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ approaches. While soft approach concentrates on informing general public about making better choices in diet and physical activity, hard approach focuses on legislative restrictions that can be applied to food manufacturing, retail prices on food and drinks, compulsory weight loss schemes or stripping benefits from the obese.
Very well written essay. Obesity is very dangerous, especially in children. I believe junk food is the main reason for obesity today. Parents need to keep an eye on the eating habits of kids.
Although a hard approach is more difficult to implement it can provide better results. Introduction of a ‘fat tax’ on unhealthy snacks and drinks and governmental weight loss schemes and boot camps could lower a staggering £5.1 billion spent on treating obesity-related diseases. Moreover, revenues from taxing unhealthy snacks could be used to raise awareness of the problem and be invested into promoting sports and low-calorie foods. Actions have to taken as soon as possible to stop a decline in the UK citizens’ health.
Obesity remains one of the most significant global public health problems along with tobacco use and alcohol consumption leading to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) . Yet there is no effective policy that could solve the problem long term.
Obesity is a condition in which the subject in question has excessive body fat which may pose negative effects on his/her health, and thus reducing the life expectancy of the subject and/or additionally increasing the health problems that the subject may encounter. Obesity is measured using the body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a measure that compares the height and weight of an individual to determine whether s/he is obese or pre-obese. Pre-obese people have a BMI which ranges between 25 to 30 kg/m2 and obese people are people with a BMI above 30 kg/m2. Obesity predisposes individuals to various health conditions, including type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular diseases, obstructive sleep apnea and various types of cancer. Currently, obesity is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States of America and many other developed nations round the globe. A number of European and American studies have shown that mortality risks are very low at a BMI of between 20 to 25 kg/m2 in people that do not smoke and at 24–27 kg/m2in people that smoke. The risk increases along with shifts in either direction. The same research has shown that a BMI above 32 doubles the rate of mortality among females aged above 16 years.