Essays Tagged: "Obesity in the United States"

World Issues as discussed by Lani Guinier, Malcolm Gladwell, and Eric Schlosser.

' expanding global reach. Gladwell would explain the cause of low voter turnout in Arkansas and the obesity in the United States with the broken windows theory. The broken windows theory can be explai ... a black elected candidate in Phillips County which is the larger problem.Gladwell would explain the obesity in the United States as being caused by many small problems. One problem is there are many t ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Childhood Obesity: A Nationwide Crisis

s far too common among today's children cannot be ignored or taken lightly. This commonly occurring obesity can cause a wide range of serious complications, and increase the risk of premature illness ... never going to stop or at least slow down unless it is taken seriously. The unacceptable amount of obesity in American children can be solved through family and school intervention. With better paren ...

(7 pages) 182 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Deceptive TV Advertisements and Childhood Obesity

ch large segments of the population and can be used as a positive strategy for addressing childhood obesity. Media has the power to educate the public, help change social norms for the youth about the ... edia particularly fast-food advertising has not often been used to address the problem of childhood obesity. With the hectic schedule of a typical American lifestyle, one tends to neglect the most imp ...

(4 pages) 133 0 4.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Ephedra Debate

Ephedra Based Supplements: Effective Fat Loss Agents or Dangerous Killers? Introduction Obesity in the United States is a problem of epic proportions. The burden obesity puts on the health ... would be the obvious choice to ease the financial burden on patients, taxpayers, and employers that obesity is causing.The FDA has a system for monitoring complaints of supplements and prescriptions. ... done than EBS will continue to be available. This will ease the physical and financial strain that obesity is causing in the U.S. today.Works Cited Blatman, Judy. ?Press Room.? Council for Responsibl ...

(8 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Healthy People- 2010- Part I

ObesityThe American Obesity Association (AOA) defines obesity as "the excessive accumulation of adip ... sity as "the excessive accumulation of adipose tissue to an extent that health is impaired" (2008). Obesity has seen a catastrophic growth in the number of individuals afflicted in the United States a ... nited States and is a major contributor to many preventable causes of death. Evidence suggests that obesity is associated with medical complications such as an increase risk of hypertension, diabetes, ...

(2 pages) 48 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Article Critique Paper

Obesity has become a major concern in the United States. The Center Disease Control (CDC) said aroun ... n in the United States was obese in 2007, up near 2% from 2005 (Stark & Barrett, 2008 ¶1). Obesity can be defined as having a high amount of body fat compared to lean body mass, or Body Mass ... as a focus area (2005). The news article selected to be critiqued is titled Weighing in on American Obesity by Stark and Barrett (2008).The article Weighing in on American Obesity, was retrieved at AB ...

(3 pages) 120 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Junk Food Number 1 Source of Obesity

d medical conditions because of their addiction to junk foods.Junk food is the number one source of obesity. In the United States people are getting over one-third of their calories from junk food (Co ... e, because 12 oz of soda contain 140 calories from sugar. High sugar intake is also associated with obesity. To make matters worse, Junk food fills people up for a short period of time, but then, they ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What is the best way to address obesity in America?

What is the best way to address obesity in America?America has the largest number of obese people in the world. According to the Cen ... enter for Disease control, "obesity in adults has increased by 60% within the past twenty years and obesity in children has tripled in the past thirty years (Doane, 2010)." So what is it that American ... ct that these meals are "loaded with saturated fats, sodium, sugar and contain almost no nutrients"(Obesity in America). It seems an unlikely coincidence that the mainstreaming of fast food restaurant ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays

old times

Wallace 1Brandy WallaceJenkins S. LakeyaEng 101 0206 February 2012A True Believers Brush With Death There are those long endles ... and dark sleepless nights, that as we age we ask the question,"Is there a God." My time of questioning was there walking hand and hand with me for as long as I could remember. As the question arose, ... as long as I could remember. As the question arose, I would look around for proof of this beloved being and those that drank from that cup of faith. Then one day I met a woman of such unbending faith, ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions