Understanding Adult Obesity

29th November 2017 Off By MichaCollie

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While all segments of the U.S. population are affected by obesity, one of the common myths that exists is that all or virtually all low-income …

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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m 2, with the range 25–30 kg/m 2

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hood obesity stigma is a serious issue facing many of America’s ren. Learn more about this issue today.

The prevalence of severe obesity in the United States has increased dramatically, not only among adults but also among ren. The increase in hood severe obesity, defined as 120% of the age-specific 95th percentile of body-mass index (BMI), has been alarming; the prevalence has risen from 4% during 1999–2004 to 6% during …

Read about the causes of obesity and find out what you can do to decrease your risk of its associated health issues.

The extent of research on food insecurity and obesity has grown considerably since 1995, when a leading pediatrician published a medical case report that proposed a relationship between hunger and obesity (Dietz, 1995).

Understanding Obesity Stigma Brochure. To download a PDF of this brochure, click here. The OAC would like to thank the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity for assistance in creating this brochure.

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Preventing Cancer: Understanding Risk Factors. In this section you will learn: More than half of global cancer cases are a result of preventable causes. Not using tobacco is the single best way a person can prevent cancer from developing.

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Chronic stress can occur in response to everyday stressors as well as to exposure to traumatic events.

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Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly, so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an …