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America is the fattest country in the world. Obesity has become a big problem in our country and something must be done. I’m talking about this topic because it effects 73% of people. Diet, exercise and help from doctors can reduce Americas problem with obesity. I got most of my information from Obesityinamerica.org, my roommates notes from her organic chemistry class and my own personal knowledge on the topic. The problem is that obesity is causing many health problems in Americans. . My brother’s generation is the first in history whose life expectancy is lower than their parents. Normal body mass index is between 18.5 and 24.9. An overweight body mass index is 25 to 29.9. People who are obese have body mass indexes over 30. Too many Americas don’t realize the importance of weight control. EFFECT S.P. Obesity is a major cause of type II diabetes. -Type II diabetes is when the body does not produce enough insulin or cells in the body ignore the insulin. - It can lead to heart problems, blindness, nerve damage and kidney
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course CAS 100A taught by Professor Schneider,lori during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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