Obesity Issues

Obesity Issues
Angela Oliver
June 4, 2012

Eng122 English Composition II
Professor Dave Stave

      The Center for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) has been taking step to make everyone aware of the dangers of Obesity. CDC is also providing information to teach us how to prevent obesity and what to do to stay healthy. Twenty percent of the population is obese.   CDC shows 127 million of the population is overweight, sixty million are obese, and nine million are severely obese.   Around one-third of the population is affected by obesity and the numbers are steady rising.   Obesity has many definition depending on what article you read, but it is a chronic condition meaning a large amount of body fat.   We have body fat necessary for energy, heat insulation, absorption and many other functions.   A person normal body fat is twenty-five through thirty percent in women and eighteen through twenty-three percent in men.   When looking at the numbers women that ate at thirty percent and men at twenty-five percent of their body fat are considered obese.   Clearly we have to take a stand against obesity.
    There are different methods to finding out if you are obese.   You can divide your weigh, in kilograms by the square of your height, in meters.   Here are some more ways by checking your waist circumference, blood tests or skin-fold measures.   There are major health problems that come with being obese. The risk are arteriosclerosis, sleep apnea, skin disorders, gallstones, type two diabetes, cancer (prostate, breast, uterus, colon and gall bladder), arthritis and depression.   The risk is higher with an obese or overweight person if they have one or more health problem.    
    Another problem is obesity among children is a significant public health problem in the United States.   “The numbers have tripled since 1980 according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.   Records show in 1992 – 2002 National Healthy and Nutrition Examination...