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Donatelle (2009) lists the health consequences of excess weight as being: Premature Death Cancer Cardiovascular Disease Diabetes Obesity, with many surrounding prospect complications Increased risk of osteoarthritis (p.289) According to our textbook, "Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat (adipose tissue) in relation to lean body mass or a BMI of 30 or more” (Donatelle, 2009, p. 289). The instances of 'obesity' in table 10.1 (p. 289) have a vast array of negative consequences associated with respective complications. Donatelle (2009) cites the contents of these health consequences: "The risk of death rises with increasing weight," and "even moderate excess weight (10–20 pounds for a person of average height) increases risk of death” (p. 289). Donatelle (2009) explains that "high blood pressure is twice as common in obese adults as it is in those who are at healthy weights" (p. 289), when citing the contents of
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Unformatted text preview: Cardiovascular Disease as it pertains to some of the health consequences of excess weight. In addition, among overweight and obese people, "incidence of all forms of heart disease is increased," and people who are obese are more susceptible to decreased HDLs or "( 'Good' cholesterol)," and having elevated triglycerides (p. 289). According to Donatelle (2009), among people who have diabetes, over 80% of them are overweight or obese. Cancer is another and perhaps potentially fatal health consequence of excess weight. "Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of endometrial, colon, gallbladder, prostate, kidney, uterine, and postmenopausal breast cancer” (p. 289). References: Donatelle, R. (2009). Health: The Basics (8th ed.). San Francisco, California: Pearson Benjamin Cummings....
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course SCI 162 SCI 162 taught by Professor Leister during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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