Essays Tagged: "Obesity"

Television Violence and it's effect on Children

ewing may be associated with, aggressive behavior, poor academic performance, precocious sexuality, obesity, and the use of drugs or alcohol (Deitz). Television, video games, and music are very influe ...

(3 pages) 251 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Heavy Processed Meats and Type 2 Diabetes

times or more per week. The results were adjusting for the known effects ofsuch things as smoking, obesity, fat intake and physical activity. Risks of diabetes may beaffected by other foods often con ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Heart Attacks

tending to the left shoulder and arm. Heart attacks occur for a variety of reasons. Diet, genetics, obesity, and lack of exercise are all contributors to heart attacks. Smoking and stress are the most ...

(2 pages) 86 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


normal member of society.A problem that lies within this problem, is the chronically obese person. Obesity is when one's bodywieght is 25-30% above normal. While overweight is 20-30 pounds over norma ... eight is 20-30 pounds over normal. Most people,including health care providers see the problem with obesity as eating too much and exercising toolittle. But in truth, for many obese people the problem ...

(5 pages) 402 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Prader-Willi Syndrome

doctors who first described the disorder in 1956. The doctors described a small group of kids with obesity, short stature and mental deficiency , neonatal hypotonia (floppiness) and a desire to const ... t because they are always hungry. Many other features of PWS have since been described, but extreme obesity and the health problems associated with being fat are the most prominent features.Individual ...

(6 pages) 51 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Fat Burners, or Life Burners - A persuasive essay to discourage use of weight-loss pills

Over the past several generations, American people have had serious trouble with obesity. These people, desperate for a way to lose weight, have been looking for a way that will fre ...

(3 pages) 275 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Hillel Schwartz's story, 'Fat and Happy.'

"Obesity is Bliss"Hillel Schwartz, in his piece, "Fat and Happy?," asserts that society is responsibl ... he depicts what the world would be like if everyone was fat, while fantasizing of a world in which obesity is embraced and celebrated. First, however, he must admit the difficult truth that obesity i ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Relating Psychological Evidence to the Promotion of Healthier Eating in Children.

f healthy eating in children is a form of primary prevention, -of coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, liver toxicity etc.Research has shown that fear is an ineffective device in health promotio ...

(9 pages) 146 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Increase of Childhood Obesity - the causes of childhood obesity.

teen year olds are obese; in addition, one in every five children aged six to eleven is obese (13). Obesity occurs when an individual eats more calories than his or her body uses causing fat accumulat ... weight adults are now being found in obese children (Levick 89). The dramatic increase in childhood obesity over the past few years is due to changes in diet, a lack of physical activity, lower socioe ...

(4 pages) 496 2 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Polycystic Ovarian Disease.

any one symptom; rather it is a combination of several independent symptoms. These symptoms include obesity, lack of menstrual cycle, male pattern hair loss, acne, hirsutism, infertility, depression, ... orward to learn more about the effects of PCOS on the body. To start with, there is the presence of obesity in many of the women suffering from PCOS. Whether obesity is a cause of PCOS, a result of PC ...

(11 pages) 50 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Single People Should Be Allowed to Adopt

inseminate because of some physiological or health problems, such as sterility, chronicillnesses or obesity. Many women are cautious of getting pregnant because duringpregnancy many problems could occ ...

(3 pages) 57 2 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Television Violence and Its Effect on Children

iewing may be associated with, aggressive behavior, poor academic performance,precocious sexuality, obesity, and the use of drugs or alcohol (Deitz).Television, video games, and music are very influen ...

(3 pages) 61 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

History of the Corpulent

large by anyone's standards.It wasn't until the 19th century that the health risks associated with obesity started to come to light and being overweight started to lose its favor. Soon the Big Man Bo ... ciated with being overweight, which persists even till today. Disease and ill health were caused by obesity and in the 1930's new advances in medicine and pharmacology were applied to help rid one of ...

(23 pages) 140 1 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Obesity in American Schools - A Witch-hunt

n more and more everyday. One of the hotter paranoid topics of late has been the alleged problem of obesity in the younger generation. It doe not seem to be motivation enough for parents to prepare a ... should not be held accountable for their poor health. It seems one of the greater issues with child obesity is that of over-commercialization. Having to spend most of the day amidst messages promoting ...

(3 pages) 180 3 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


NIDDK), being overweight means having extra body mass as compared to defined weight standards while obesity refers to having an abnormally high ratio of fat to muscle. Mathematically, the National Ins ... lly high ratio of fat to muscle. Mathematically, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) classifies obesity by using the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart, which calculates the ratio of weight (kg) over hei ...

(6 pages) 342 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Obesity in Hong Kong

ts, due to the convenience of fast foods and lack of regular exercise, there's still an increase in obesity among the youngsters compared to the past. In Hong Kong, data from the Student Health ... n to unhealthy foods that we were told not to eat regularly. Another cause to an increase in obesity among children is due to the lack of exercise. One study showed that Hong Kong local primary ...

(4 pages) 89 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Understanding Obesity

Obesity is defined as an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ... fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ideal body weight (Ford-Martin, 2003). Not long ago, obesity was revered as a sign of wealth. But in the 1900s, the ideal body type began to get thinner. ... About half of the people in U.S. are overweight and one third are clinically obese (Powell, 2001). Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. (Graham, 2002). Americans fork ...

(5 pages) 218 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Should obsity be considered an epidemic?

Should obesity be considered an epidemic disease?The issue of whether the term 'obesity' ought to be catego ... so-called industrialized world" even more so.Some would justify themselves by rightly implying that obesity is a medical condition (being "obese") bearing a substantial resemblance to other medical is ... e to other medical issues like malnutrition. A few would argue that if a person that is affected by obesity has the resolve to get themselves back to a normal physical state, then there is an unambigu ...

(3 pages) 111 1 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Obesity: The Global Epidemic

Obesity is turning into a global epidemic and it is changing our world. At the moment, nothing is be ... emic, in the year 2000, in just 5 years the obese population had risen by almost 100 million people.Obesity refers to an excess amount of body fat, caused by psychological factors and a lack of exerci ... t are not going to be used by the body from being stored as fat.There are many different effects of obesity, including an increase in depression around the world, bullying in school areas, and the obe ...

(2 pages) 162 1 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This essay is about teenage eating disorders. There Causes and the cures

on with thinness. The three most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Obesity. These conditions effect many teens around the world. They are real, complex, and devastatin ... ct their physical mental health. Some never recover and die.The third classified eating disorder is obesity. Obesity is the state of having abnormal amounts of fat in the body. This is caused by over ...

(2 pages) 97 1 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues