Essays Tagged: "overweight and obesity"

Anti-fat Attitudes.

Anti-fat AttitudesIntroductionOur society has a very negative view of overweight and obesity. They tell us that being fat is an extremely unattractive and undesirable way ... (Puhl & Brownwell, 2001).There are numerous studies that provide the foundation of bias against overweight or obese persons (Teachman et al., 2003). For instance, in one such study the Implicit As ... the results of this study support the notion that not only are there strong biases associated with overweight individuals, but these biases are largely based on what individuals believe to be the cau ...

(7 pages) 191 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

COMPETITION There are a number of weight loss products and services in the U.S. market today

inkelstein(2003), the states spend as much as $93 billion a year in medical expenditures related to overweight and obesity, of which over half is funded by taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid. The ... America. Unless programs aimed at reducing the rise in obesity rates are successfully implemented, overweight and obesity attributable spending will continue to increase and the government will conti ...

(2 pages) 68 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Applying Nutrition

ns linked to poor diet include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, overweight and obesity, osteoporosis, constipation, diverticular disease, iron deficiency anemia, or ... e cancers. Lack of physical activity has been associated with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, overweight and obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and certain cancers. Furthermore, muscle strengtheni ...

(4 pages) 283 0 3.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Increasing Rate of Obesity in Australia (2007)

g Rate of Obesity in AustraliaAustralian children are growing fatter at a rapid rate. The number of overweight children has doubled in recent years. Causes of obesity in children include unhealthy foo ... ity in children include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity and family eating habits. Overweight and obesity in children are among the most important risks to children's long and short-t ...

(5 pages) 29 0 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Where Does the Fat Start?

lth epidemic world-wide, for the purpose of this paperI will be referring to only the United States.Overweight and obesity, two words which have become synonyms in today's society.Obese and overweight ... have become synonyms in today's society.Obese and overweight are two separate, but entangled terms. Overweight people havelarge masses of bone, muscle, and/or water. Obese people have large masses of ...

(4 pages) 49 2 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Obesity How do you feel about yourself and your appearance?

e when you look in a mirror? When you see yourself, are you too skinny, are you perfect, or are you overweight? Many people?s weight is just fine, but the people in society like to look as if they are ... Americans are obese. What is your reaction when you see an obese person? Obese is ?being seriously overweight-various among researchers. Calculating your body mass index (BMI) can help you determine ...

(4 pages) 814 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Children and Snacks

ion ago. By allowing this to happen, parents are setting their children up for health problems like overweight and obesity later in life, since overweight children tend to become overweight adults. On ...

(1 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Obestity MOVE program

AbstractThe MOVE! Program is offered to veterans who are overweight or obese and currently receiving health care from the Veteran's Administration. MOVE! Man ... tools they need to lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. Research studies report that overweight and obese individuals are at an increased risk for many serious health conditions includi ... king them a partner with their healthcare team.An estimated 70 to 74% of our US veterans are either overweight or obese. Obesity has been named the nation's leading cause of preventable death. The US ...

(15 pages) 140 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Obesity and How I'd Like to Help

ething that can be prevented or helped. Very large decreases in life expectancy are associated with overweight and obesity. Another problem it leads to is the skyrocketing insurance costs. A big porti ... ers. It's a scary thought that these costs are almost as high as those related to smoking!Secondly, overweight and obesity can lead to physical complications and risks including heart disease, gallbla ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Challenges with Obesity

533;80 survey) to 32.9% (2003�04 survey). Furthermore, the two surveys showed an increase in overweight among children and teens. For children aged 2�years, the prevalence of overweight ... d from 6.5% to 18.8%; and for those aged 12� years, prevalence increased from 5.0% to 17.4%. Overweight and obesity have been associated with many diseases and health conditions, which include ...

(16 pages) 201 0 1.4 Aug/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

To study the relationship between stress and obesity

1-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that the prevalence rates of overweight and obesity among US adults were 31.5% and 30.5%, respectively.[1] The prevalence of over ... the body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 among adults had doubled.[2] (Of note, the prevalence of overweight and obesity were fairly stable between the 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 examination periods.)W ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.4 Nov/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Healthy People- 2010- Part I

ain types of cancers. In 1995, the total cost attributed to obesity was an astonishing $99 billion (Overweight and Obesity, 2008). Obesity can be reduced with the proper nutritional and physical educa ... a Healthy People 2010 objective, contributes too many issues. A few of the objectives are: reducing overweight adults, adolescents, promote a healthy weight in adolescents, food intake, nutrition in s ...

(2 pages) 48 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Argumentative Paper: Obesity Must be treated as a social problem

ctor's Name][Course Title][Date of Submission]Argumentative PaperIntroductionThe prevalence of both overweight and obesity in the U.S has increased considerably over the last two decades, and studies ... specialty journals. According to Hill et al. (p. 29), 54 percent of the United States population is overweight and even more alarming is that 31 percent are obese. Cristol (p. 10-12) reports that 26 p ...

(12 pages) 68 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Child Obesity

being every year. Yet, obesity is on the rise. An estimated 70 to 74% of our US veterans are either overweight or obese. Obesity has been named the nation's leading cause of preventable death (Das, 20 ... eventable death (Das, 2005). The US Surgeon General issued a call to action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity in 2001. Health problems related to obesity have a significant economic impac ...

(7 pages) 50 0 0.0 Nov/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Childhood Obesity in America

, this is called obesity. Existing obese in your body can be a very contrary affects on body. Being overweight and obesity is mostly measured by BMI (Body Mass Index), which asks person's gender, heig ... e range of 25 - 30 then you are a normal but if you're Body Mass Index exceeds from 30 then you are overweight.DiscussionAmongst groups and who have the status low of socioeconomic obesity is mostly f ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jan/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Diabetes Mellitus treatments post treatment management

y into sugar early during digestion and therefore should be monitored (NEW ENGL J MEDO 2011). Being overweight and obesity are significantly associated with diabetes. Compared with adults with normal ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases