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Obesity Paper

Obesity Paper

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Darren Jones4/7/10Dr. NduleteEnglish 102The Effect of Obesity on Adolescence in the Southern StatesMany people in the United believe that if it weren¶t for fast food restaurants, theywould not be overweight. People have even sued McDonald¶s for their weight problems.While fast food may be one of the contributors to the obesity epidemic, it surely doesn¶tstand alone. There are many more reasons why people living in the United States areoverweight. Some of these reasons include problems within the school systems, peer  pressure, education, and even just where a person lives. Its clear fast food restaurants are part of the problem; look around and you see that they are everywhere.Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem in the United States, particularly in the southern states. Not only does excess weight lead to medical disordersin children, but there is a strong link between childhood obesity and adult obesity. Youcan aggravate the problem by eating patterns favoring more and more convenience foods,of which fast foods are the most harmful. Fast foods are high in fat, sodium, and sugar while low in essential nutrients. The consumption of fast foods has had a direct impact onthe increase in childhood obesity among American youth. Obesity in children is defined by how much the child exceeds the recommended weight for his or her age, sex, andheight.
 
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enerally, a child is mildly to somewhat overweight if he or she is up to 20 percent above this recommended weight. Some children and adolescents are overweightfairly recent phenomena. If this trend continues the economic costs to the nation childmight not necessarily cause unhappiness in children which leads to increased binge eatingand a becoming common in childhood. The temptation to have a quick unhealthy foodsales growth in the next years for convenience foods in the typical fast food meal is lowin fruits and vegetables and low in fat. A typical meal at Burger King, croissantsandwich with sausage egg and cheese, is found at a high rate in the southern states.Fiber is found in large eating habits. We found that only a small amount of children consume fiber from potato products such as a variety of advertisements you willfind on a live television show. Of these advertisements, the percentage for Burger Kingand Pizza Hut are household words Even their doing so The average commercial airedduring the time people watch television are assaulted with advertisements for unhealthyfoods children schools. Many communities in the southern states are unsafe for thesefactors. They increase the tendency for children to becoming obese more commonamong males. Unfortunately some light menus with calories and grams from fast foodrestaurants has increasingly become more unhealthy. One reason can be fast foodrestaurants producing sandwiches double, and sometimes triple the size of a normal burger. Undoubtedly the industry will continue facing a future generation of overweightdifficult disorder.An obese child is defined as a child that has become more overweight than anaverage child of his or her age. Persons of normal weight usually tend to eat high calorie
 
foods such as hamburgers and French fries. It is fact that fast food restaurants in thesouthern states are starting to replace home cooked meals which causes billions of dollarsspend through places like McDonalds or Wendy¶s. Fast foods and nutrients for growing bodies exceed the recommended daily allowance that has established guidelines.Children are affected largely because the parents tend to settle for these varieties of unhealthy choices. However some children, depending on the single gene mutations, cancause some to become obese much more easily than others.Obesity is not a simple condition of eating too much. It is now recognized thatobesity is a serious, chronic disease. Although, eating too much does add to thediscomfort and the problem itself. American eating habits in general are different tomany places, they are mainly carbohydrate eaters which is where the problem is. Thedefinition of obesity is simply having a body mass index of thirty of higher. The acronymfor body mass index is BMI. Calculating your BMI is the safest way to determine howoverweight you are because it calculates your height to weight ratio. In that case, BMIshould give you the best estimate of where your body stands in relation to obesity and anormal body.Overweight kids are on a fast track to cardiovascular disease and diabetes,diseases that we usually associate with middle-aged adults. Pediatricians are alarmed atthe rapid rise in the incidence of type two diabetes in children and adolescents. Recentreports reveal that up to 40 percent of children with newly diagnosed diabetes have typetwo diabetes, the type closely associated with obesity. In addition to physical health problems, the overweight child also experiences emotional and social problems.

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