Obesity Cause and Effect Essay by cee-cee

Discuses obesity as a cause of disease.
# 109899 | 2,040 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper explains that obesity is one of the most significant health problems in the United States because it affects approximately two-thirds of all Americans. The paper relates that today the primary cause of obesity is the shift to sedentary work and passive recreational activities in the second half of the 20th century. The paper further relates that obesity is a significant societal concern because the medical consequences include myriad risk factors in the development of serious conditions including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and certain forms of cancer, as well as conditions like arthritis and clinical depression.

Table of Contents:
The Problem
Social Causes of Obesity
Obesity as a Causes of Disease

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gibbs, N, (2007) One Day in America. Time Magazine. Nov. 26 /07 (pp. 60-61)
  • Larson-Duyff, R. (2002) American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons.
  • Lightsey, D. (2006) Muscles, Speed, and Lies: What the Sports Supplement Industry Does Not Want Athletes or Consumers to Know. Guilford: Lyons Press.
  • Rinzler, C.A. (2004) Nutrition for Dummies. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons.
  • Sizer, F., Whitney, E. (2003) Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies. Belmont: Wadsworth/Thomson.

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