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Energy Balance is the Key to a Healthy Body
A study of the growing problem of obesity.
# 110804 | 7,307 words | 108 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper looks at the problem of obesity and presents details of a study with the hypothesis that college students who receive an educational nutrition booklet and teachings on the balance of caloric intake and exercise will have a significant gain in knowledge, over those students who receive an educational nutrition booklet and self study only. The paper provides a detailed literature review with a large number of studies that highlight the importance of both nutrition and exercise for maintaining a healthy body and averting obesity.

Chapter 1
Definitions and Conceptualizations of Three Variables
Calorie (Energy Intake)
Exercise (Energy Expenditure)
Nutritional Knowledge
Chapter 2
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
Literature Review
The Dilemma of Obesity
A Concise Description of BMI
A Concise Description of Energy Balance
A Concise Description of Specific Dynamic Action
A Concise Description of Energy Consumption
Obesity Rates amongst Minority Ethnic Groups in America
Obesity and College Students
Origins of Obesity and the Urban/Suburban Environment
Efforts to Control Obesity
The Changed Preferences for Eating Food
The Different Accessibilities to Food and Exercise
Conclusion of Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Methodology

Sample of Sources Used:

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