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Obesity in America

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1: What is Obesity? | If a person's bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered Obese. | Obesity is also the most prevalent, preventable health problem in the United States and the world. | Dictionary Definition: Fleshiness; more than average fatness.

2: Symptoms | Large body frame; Difficult in doing daily activities; Breathlessness; Sweating a lot; Snoring; Difficult sleeping; Feeling tired every day; Back and Joint pains

3: What it can cause! | HBP; Heart Disease; Strokes; High Cholesterol Levels; Breast Cancer in Women; Gallbladder Disease; Diabetes; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Reduced Life Expectancy.

4: How is Obesity caused? | Obesity is a complex disease for which no single cause or cure exist. If one of your parents is obese, you are 3 times as likely to be obese; Emotional stress, anxiety, depression or chronic pain can lead to overeating; Some people eat to calm themselves; Distressing events such as childhood sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; Loss of parents during childhood

5: Prevention Video |

6: Body Mass Index

7: Rate of Obesity | More than one-third of U.S. adults are Obese. (35.7%) Approximately 12.5 million of children aged 2-19 years are obese. (17%) | Back in 1990, no states were over 20% Obese, now 1990-2012 has increased by 10% making it 30%

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