Obesity in America and Public Health Research Paper by Calwriter

Obesity in America and Public Health
This paper discusses a major public health problem in the United States, obesity.
# 56072 | 3,405 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper defines obesity as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, which, in most cases, means that the individual is about 30 pounds over their ideal weight. The author points out that a factor complicating the calculation of the cost of obesity to public health is that obesity engenders and is linked to a wide range of other diseases and ailments that also increase the cost to the public sector and health care in general. The paper concludes that alarm bells with regard to public and private health care and obesity have been ringing for some time now; however, this alarm has risen to a new and more strident level by the increasing number of children and adolescents who now are overweight or obese.

Table of Contents
The Extent of the Problem
Obesity: Definition and Causes
Related illness
Public Health

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"Obesity in America and Public Health" 13 February 2005. Web. 23 October. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/obesity-in-america-and-public-health-56072/>