Obesity Research Paper Outline

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Colton Griffith 9/26/15 BIOL 114 Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body fat which increases the risk of health problems. Obesity is usually self-diagnosed, it occurs when a person’s BMI (body mass index) is 30 or higher. The main symptom is excessive body fat. Some people who are obese may experience pain in the back or joints, skin rashes or rashes in folds, weight gain, insomnia or snoring, depression and fatigue. The side effects to obesity is people are at greater risk for the following conditions: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart failure and stroke. The side effects: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. High blood pressure is a condition in which…show more content…
To get the blood sugar you have increase your intake of dietary fiber. Eat high foods in fiber. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits for snack and eat only whole grains. To transform your habits you have to reduce portion sizes for higher calorie foods, take your time when eating and to plan what you are going to eat. To reduce stress just simple calm the mind and the body. Also include physical exercise in your lifestyle and get a good night sleep. And last toning your muscles, the more muscle mass you have, the more fat you will…show more content…
Arkansas percent for adult obesity is 35.9%. West Virginia percent for adult obesity is 35.7%. Mississippi percent for adult obesity is 35.5%. Louisiana percent for adult obesity is 34.9%. Alabama percent for adult obesity is 33.5%. Some of the nutrients missing in obesity are calcium, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C. These nutrients can be obtained in fruits and vegetables. Other nutrients missing are phosphorous, carbohydrate, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and zinc. These nutrients can be found in dairy products. Your total caloric intake should be based on your height, weight, age and physical activity level. Here are some facts about adult obesity and related disease: the 10 states with the highest adult obesity rates are all in the South and Midwest. 22 states have an adult obesity rate of 30% or higher. Most of the states with the lowest obesity rates are in the Northeast or in the West. Nearly 40% of American adults ages 40 to 59 are obese. All 12 of the states with the highest rates of hypertension are in the South. Here are some facts about children/teen obesity: 16.9% of children in the U.S. are obese and 31.8% are either obese/overweight. 7out of the 10 states with the highest obesity rate from ages 10 to 17 are all in the South. 7 out of the 10 states with the lowest obesity rate from ages

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