The Epidemic of Obesity Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Epidemic of Obesity
Looks at the epidemic of obesity and ways to combat this growing problem.
# 116633 | 1,030 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper explains that obesity has become a global epidemic, which negatively affects the overall health of adults and children. The paper explains that, because obesity is not a disease but rather the result of overeating and under-exercising, it can be combated by establishing a better, healthier lifestyle. The paper also relates that society, realizing the extent of this epidemic, is putting pressure on the food and restaurant industries and is providing education for obesity prevention.

Table of Contents:
Combating the Problem
Perceptive Conclusions on Obesity

From the Paper:

"Some doctors have proposed specific steps through which to solve the problem, recognizing that 85% of people who 'diet' regain their weight within a short time. This means, however, that 15% of them do not, by practicing six particular habits of health that enable them to lose excess weight and then maintain a healthy one. These habits can be remembered by the acronym BESLIM. B for breakfast, E for exercise, S for support to practice habits of health, L for frequent low fat meals, I for an individual plan and M for monitoring one's weight on a regular basis."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gilman, Sander L. Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity. Polity Publishing, 2008.
  • Balko, Radley. "The "War Against Obesity." CATO Institute. Retrieved on 21 October 2008, from:
  • Nelson MD, FACC, MPH, Mark. "Winning the War Against Obesity: The Challenge to Create Health." Integrative Practitioner. Retrieved on 21 October 2008, from:

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