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Individuals are aware of the importance of a proper diet in maintaining personal health. It is also important for individuals to realize that diet plays an important role in preventing dental disease, such as caries and periodontal disease. Because of this importance, a dental hygienist should discuss diet with patients....

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The pathophysiology of obesity in children is primarily due to taking in more energy (calories) than is used up through physical activity. Genetic and endocrine-related causes do occur. but they are rare (Styne et al., 2017). Fewer that 10% of obesity cases fall into that category. Obesity, especially abdominal obesity,...

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Obesity has long been considered to be a health problem that parents and their children should take responsibility for; and make steps towards its treatment and prevention. The society shuns overweight children but is responsible for inducing them into consuming nutritionally poor foods. As parents fight for the health and...

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Internet has revolutionized information technologies and one of the major benefits of easy access to information has been greater health awareness among the general public. This may also has helped create the perception of obesity as a serious health crisis. When asked about the cause of obesity crisis in America,...

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Topic: Childhood Obesity General Purpose: Examine the issue as a national epidemic. Specific Purpose: Analyze realities, causes, risks, and prevention strategies of the issue. Thesis Statement: Childhood obesity is a major concern, and it is the responsibility of all to understand its causes and work toward preventing, and reducing, how...

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According to some sources, almost 70% of U.S. adults aged 20 years and older have been found either obese or overweight (Faguy, 2016). Other sources state that the overall number of obese Americans, including all age groups, is 35.8% (Barnes, Theeke, & Mallow, 2015). This data shows that obesity is...

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Obesity, which is a serious health issue affecting approximately twenty percent of children, has been found to increase the likelihood of other serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes (CDC, 2018). Although risk factors of obesity are known, which mostly involves consuming more calories than are expended, both the...

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Introduction Obesity, once considered to be the most widespread form of malnutrition in the developed countries, is increasingly becoming a problem in some of the low and middle-income countries of the world. The High Prevalence of obesity cases in Oman has led to a high incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

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The video on the “anatomy of a supermarket purchase” offered valuable insight into unhealthy food marketing to both children and adults. While I was aware of some of the tactics, there were also some that surprised me. For instance, I knew that the placement of certain foods on particular shelves...

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As you drive home from a long day at work you are lured into the bright colors and memories of endorphins being released while biting into a juicy burger. The convenience of driving up to a window and taking your food home quickly replaces the thought of cooking once you...

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Obesity is a complex disorder that occurs when the body has an excess amount of fat. The prevalence of obesity has continued to be a healthcare concern nationally. Statistics indicate that the prevalence of obesity is 35% as per surveys conducted in 2016. The condition increases the risk of developing...

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Today, when the health of American children is threatened by the numerous side effects of being obese and the conditions that stem from this problem, investigation and research of any factors, affecting healthy weight of a person are of a great value. In accordance with the results of a study...

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Introduction The video by Nina Teicholz addresses the significance of misconceptions regarding saturated fat which have dominated the headlines and scientific inquiry for many decades. In her view, saturated fats are not the enemy and instead serve to minimize or reverse the effects of epidemics such as heart disease, obesity,...

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The article “Perspectives of Obese Children and their Parents on Lifestyle Behavior Change: A Qualitative Study,” (Schwalwijk et al., 2015), the authors’ approach differed considerably from that of the researchers who authored “A Randomized Trial of Reducing Television Viewing and Computer Use on Body Mass Index in Young Children” (Epstein...

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It is generally acknowledged that a problem with obesity begins in childhood and is also affected by a person’s socioeconomic status. When obesity is a problem for an entire community, it is likely that the people who live in that community are of lower socioeconomic status, eat a great deal...

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Mechanism of Pathophysiology Obesity is an oligogenic disease which involves polygenic modifier genes which interact with the environment and type of diet, level of exercise, and smoking (Cummings & Schwartz, 2003). Body weight is regulated by the amount of caloric intake versus the amount of calories expended (Cummings & Schwartz,...

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Obesity prevalence is escalating in all ages, including older people (persons 65 years and above). Nonetheless, the suitable clinical strategy to obesity in the elderly is controversial because of the minimization of relative health risks linked to increased body mass index (BMI) in the old people, the uncertain efficacy of...

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The article from the Department of Health and Human Services systematically addressed the public health crisis of obesity. It defines obesity as an excess of body fat and overweight as 'an excess amount of body weight that may come from muscles, bone, fat, and water' (DHHS). After establishing the definitions,...

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This class offered some valuable insights into understanding the “big picture” associated with obesity in the USA. I was particularly struck to learn the extensive scope of conditions related to obesity which include diabetes, hypertension, and specific types of cancer. I was likewise surprised to learn that obesity as a...

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Childhood obesity involves having excess body fat in children and which affects their overall wellbeing and health, with the number of affected children rising steadily. The primary cause of obesity is the ingestion of excess calorie intake and lack of utilizing the calories even though other numerous factors exist that...

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Obesity and the development of Type II diabetes are clearly co-morbidities. However, it is important to recognize that these conditions are actually multi-factorial in their development. Poor nutritional habits, lack of exercise, poverty and inner-city lower socioeconomic neighborhoods are all risk factors for the development of these conditions. This can...

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The purpose of this paper is to compare the causes and consequences of obesity and eating disorders in the research articles found in the literature. In particular, the biopsychosocial reasons for obesity and eating disorders are explored, and the consequences of obesity or eating disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective are...

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The trend of increasing obesity throughout the world has caused great concern. However, the increase in obesity within the United States has caused a larger concern as the number only continues to increase as opposed to decreasing similar to the rest of the world's obesity trends. In order to tackle...

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The evidence of the epidemic of obesity in America is all around us. Communities experience higher rates of obesity, and the result is higher rates of negative health outcomes such as heart attacks and diabetes, and at younger ages. The poor are more likely to be obese than the affluent,...

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In my speech, the topic focused on is about obesity and if the parents of obese children should be fined or not. Obesity is a major problem among the rich all over the world. More so in America, most children from well off families are obese due to bad eating...

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