Prevalence and Prevention in American culture

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Prevalence and Prevention in American culture By Robert Mosca
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Defining Obesity Obesity is defined by means of a Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a measure of body fat in regard to heigh Adults with BMI scores of 30 or higher fall under the category of obese. Adults with a BMI range 25-29.9 are considered overweight
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Health Risks Obesity stands as one of the most serious epidemics facing the United States. Studies have linked Obesity to various health conditions: Heart disease Diabetes Asthma Osteoarthritis High Cholesterol
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Contributing Factors Weight Gain: Calories Consumed > Calories Used Weight Loss: Calories Consumed < Calories Used Behavior, Environment, and Genetics prove to be the major contributors to an obese lifestyle.
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Incidence and Prevalence 22 states show a prevalence of obesity >25% 2 states (Mississippi and West Virginia) show prevalence of obesity >30% Only 4 states showed prevalence of <20%
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Incidence and Prevalence (Contd.) As of 2005-2006, one-third of the U.S
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