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Ms Caruso Review

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Saidah McKissick Ms.CarusoENGL 110209.04.2013
- Uploaded as a .odt, but needed a .doc (Because I had to change it, the format of the citations changed.)-- No research pre-writingChange the date format and also put in the page number.
Memo: As geography major, this topic is nothing strange to me. There are disparities inobesity among different socioeconomic statuses but what which people are actually theoverweight ones? Is this happening only in America? No, it's happening in Asia, Middleand Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as Europe. I think it's importantfor people to know why this is happening and to whom. My audience is mostly anyonethat does not have any knowledge of why socioeconomics plays a very large role inobesity; not only in the United States but as well as countries abroad. I think that mymain target are unsuspecting students because they are more likely not to know anythingabout socioeconomics.I intend to use a blog, such as one on the popular blogging siteTumblr. Tumblr is notorious for spreading information that people did not know andinforming the uninformed opening t heir eyes to the world around them.
http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2011/11/disparities-in-obesity-affected- bysocioeconomic.aspx
Wang, Y., and X. Chen. "Socioeconomic Status May Explain Racial Disparities inDiet,Exercise, and Weight."
Socioeconomic Status May Explain Racial 
 Disparities in Diet, Exercise, and Weight 
. Elsevier, 28 Nov. 2011. Web. 13 Mar. 2013.
Obesity: No Longer A “FirstWorld Problem”http://theweightofitall.tumblr.com/ 
Have you ever wondered why people, not only in the United States, are sooverweight? Now, has it ever occurred to you that their socioeconomic status plays a partin it. Now, what if I said that the amount of money they have is the only reason why their waistlines are expanding year by year. For those out there that think that overweight people are a “first world problem” you are wrong and, in my opinion, will continue to bewrong.
Consider taking out this excess wording.
Being overweight is more of a problem in more developed countries, but in lessdeveloped countries some people are continuously becoming considerably overweight.Think about the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and his son Kim Jong-Un. Their country, of almost twenty-five million people, is full of underweight and poor citizens, but these men are definitely on the heftier side. The Kims have a lot of wealth so theyshould be smaller since they have access to more healthy foods and better healthcare.
Right? Not really.Does more wealth lead to more excess? In my opinion and research, notso much in certain cases. In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control (CDC), did researchthat showed that men with higher incomes tend to be more overweight than men with lessincome. Inversely, higher income women are less likely to be obese than low incomewomen, but most obese women are not low income. There is significant trend betweenobesity and education among men. Among women, however, there is a trend, those withcollege degrees are less likely to be obese compared with less educated women.
This seems to be quite a jump from the previous paragraph. How might you close out the previous paragraph soyou can more seamlessly transition into this new idea?
Let's think globally again. In China, more and more children are becoming overweight because parents are spoiling their children since there is a one-child policy in place. So,the parents spend their wealth on their children, no matter what their socioeconomicstatus is, but it is a bit more prevalent among wealthier Chinese. In urban China, theobesity rate for children went from 12.5% to 20% in less than ten years, but in ruralChina, projected that 1 in 4 children are obese.(World Trends) Moving on a little to thewest, there is the country of India. We all should know about India and their castesystem. It's quite obvious who the more overweight people are India. For diabetes andcardiovascular diseases, India is one of the capitals . According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), globally, there are more than one billion overweight adults, at leastthree-hundred million of them clinically obese. Due to economic growth, most of thisshift is occurring. People with greater wealth means that bicycles are abandoned for motorbikes and cars, and work in the fields is swapped for sitting at a desk. In richcountries, the share of the population that gets insufficient exercise is more than twice as

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