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HCA240 / HCA 240 / WEEK ONE 1 Discussion Question 1

HCA240 / HCA 240 / WEEK ONE 1 Discussion Question 1

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Discussion Question 1
Each year in the United States, almost $100 billion dollars are spent on health issues related
to obesity, and about 300,000 people die of conditions related to obesity (Mulvihill et al.,
2006).
· Resource: Why Weight Matters video
· Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]
· Watch the Why Weight Matters video listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading
page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button.
· Post your response to the following: As you observed in this week’s Why Weight Matters
video, eating habits and lack of physical activity are the most common and preventable
causes of obesity. What short-term and long-term health conditions are direct
consequences of the obesity epidemic? What individual and societal changes can help
reverse the obesity epidemic?
Reference
Mulvihill, M. L., Zelman, M., Holdaway, P., Tompary, E., & Raymond, J. (2006)
Instructor’s resource manual: Human diseases: A systemic approach (6th ed.). Upper
Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Discussion Question 1
Each year in the United States, almost $100 billion dollars are spent on health issues related
to obesity, and about 300,000 people die of conditions related to obesity (Mulvihill et al.,
2006).
· Resource: Why Weight Matters video
· Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]
· Watch the Why Weight Matters video listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading
page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button.
· Post your response to the following: As you observed in this week’s Why Weight Matters
video, eating habits and lack of physical activity are the most common and preventable
causes of obesity. What short-term and long-term health conditions are direct
consequences of the obesity epidemic? What individual and societal changes can help
reverse the obesity epidemic?
Reference
Mulvihill, M. L., Zelman, M., Holdaway, P., Tompary, E., & Raymond, J. (2006)
Instructor’s resource manual: Human diseases: A systemic approach (6th ed.). Upper
Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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Week 1 DQ 1 Many conditions can arise as a result from the epidemic of obesity.

These conditions can be either short-term or long-term, and they may include elevated cholesterol levels and blood pressure, diabetes, and various types of cancer. The number one reason for type 2 diabetes among Americans is obesity. Additionally, in the U.S., it is called the “number two killer.” (The first place goes to smoking cigarettes.) People can reduce their odds of reaching obesity by taking responsibility for their health and recognizing the role that genetics may or may not play in their weight’s fate. The consumption of supplemental hormones can be ceased in a first step towards control. But the wisest decision is meeting with a doctor to discuss lifestyle modifications to solve the potential problem of obesity. A reduction in stress can help, as can meeting with a dietician to ensure proper nutrition. Conscious eating —analyzing what you eat before you actually consume it—could be particularly useful for Americans. It could help our health and lessen the number of people who are classified as obese.

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