031209homeworkSci - Homework due 3/12/09 Name _ Hill, J....

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Homework due 3/12/09 Name _____________________________________ Hill, J. O., Wyatt, H. R., Reed, G. W., and Peters, J. C. (2003). Obesity and the environment: Where do we go from here. Science 299, 853-855. 1. What is the percentage of people in the U.S. that are overweight, How has this changed from 1988/94. How have the percentage of obese adults changed during this period? Obese children? 2. Is the problem of obesity confined to the U. S.? What’s happened to body weight in China from 1989-1987? 3. What are the major health risks of being obese? What percentage of the health care expenditures in the U.S. are related to obesity? To what does the Rand Institute equate obesity in terms of life expectancy? Why do they suggest that? 4. Which is more important in driving the weight gains observed over the last 30 years: environment or biology? Describe in terms of changes in a. food availability b. portion size c. jobs d. schools e. sedentary activities (name them) 5. Describe how the desire of our ancestors to create a better life for themselves and
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031209homeworkSci - Homework due 3/12/09 Name _ Hill, J....

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