Obesity in the United States
An examination of the factors contributing to the rise in obesity levels in the United States and recommendations for reducing the problem.
# 99489 | 1,418 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Nov 09, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Nutrition (General)
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This paper discusses the increasing problem of obesity in the United States. It examines the factors that are contributing to the rise in obesity levels and discusses what can be done to reduce these figures. The paper suggests that in order to combat this problem, the United States must provide sufficient high-quality nutrition to all of its citizens, regardless of income level, and stress the importance of exercise.
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From the Paper:"The researchers determined that a "significantly higher" percentage of American citizens (21%) reported as being obese over the percentage of Canadian citizens (15%). The most significant differences were seen between American and Canadian women, with one in five American women reporting as obese, in contrast to one in eight Canadian women (Sanmartin et al., 2004, p. 12). Americans also reported significantly higher rates of obesity in three of the five income groups. The most significant difference was reported for the lowest income group, with 27% of Americans reporting as obese, as opposed to 18% for Canadian citizens (Sanmartin et al., 2004, p. 13). The report concludes that the health care status is similar between Canadians and insured Americans; however, the differences between the systems are most prevalent in the lower income ranges."
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