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IHP 501 Global Health and Diversity Final Project One Milestone Two Southern New Hampshire University Carolina Baldwin 8/12/2018
Germany is one of the biggest countries in Europe and it located in the border of Baltic sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland. Germany have more than 82 million inhabitants. In Germany the life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years for males and 82.8 years for females; and the percentage of the population of Germany aged is 65 years or more. The three major health issues in Germany are obesity, cardiovascular diseases and Exotic diseases. In this paper, I will explain the significance of each of these diseases, identify how these health issues impacted the populations, the social and social factors and economically and recommend an intervention or improvement these diseases. Obesity The obesity and overweight cause by the energy imbalance between the calories consumed in and the calories expended; which include foods that contains a lot of fat and people who do not exercise. According to Spiegel “ The study by the International Association for the Study of Obesity found that in Germany 75.4 percent of men and 58.9 percent of women are overweight, far higher than levels in Italy and France” (Spiegel 2007). There many consequences of being overweight and obese, which include Cardiovascular diseases and can lead to heart diseases and stroke, musculoskeletal disorders which is osteoarthritis and some cancers as such as endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney and colon. It is very scary how high the obesity and overweight rates is in Germany. When people are obese, they have are higher risk of getting these diseases. One of the disease that is very high in Germany is Cardiovascular, which makes a lot of sense why it is so high because a lot of people are overweight and obese. As I mentioned from my previously, the German council noticed that many of the older Germans have bad dietary habits. Their diet is very fatty, carbohydrates and a lot of sugar. Plus, they consume a lot of tobacco and alcohol; and which is a decreased for both
men and women between the year of 1980s to 1990. “Because of these factors, specialists estimate that 30 to 40 percent of the population has health problems related to diet” (German Culture).

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