obesity - such as; type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke,...

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Lindsay Kramer 2/29/08 Dr. Dobbs-McAuffie BMS 111-01 Assignment #1 Reference: Dr. Cynthia Ogden, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OBESITY Major conclusions of this article stated that obesity is a rapidly growing issue. It stated that an estimated two of every three American adults and more than one in every six children/adolescents are considered overweight/obese. The article also mentioned that the percentage of adults who are obese has double to 31%. That means 60 million people in the past 2 decades. Obesity is a disease and can be a risk for numerous other diseases,
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Unformatted text preview: such as; type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and possibly cancer. Overall this is an epidemic that needs to be solved. If kids stopped playing their video games, and watching TV, and ran around outside with other kids until it got dark (like we all did when we were young) then this might not be an issue. However the technology we have today makes it easy to relax and not exercise, and easy to get surgery for the issue....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BMS 113 taught by Professor Kapper during the Spring '08 term at Central Connecticut State University.

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