OBESITY - GROUP 1 HERNAN A. HANIFA A. CHRISTINA G. OARAH L....

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OBESITY GROUP 1 HERNAN A. HANIFA A. CHRISTINA G. SARAH L. WALTER P.
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INTRODUCTION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeUhjjlv- Co
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Health - Physical • More than 61% of Americans ages 20 years and older are overweight (CDC) • The number of overweight children has doubled and the number of overweight adolescents has tripled since 1980 (CDC) • High cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease
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Health - Psychological • Affects brain function • Cholesterol and saturated fat impair working memory (Medical University of South Carolina) • Nutrition determines brain alertness (NIH) • Mood swings, agitation (NIH)
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Economics- Health care spending Dramatic change over heavier people in our society Four categories using weight standardized for height BMI (not a direct measure of body fat)
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Economics- Health care spending 1 out of 6 kids is considered obese, and up to 1 in 3 adults is obese Around $ 150 billion a year (medical expenditure for obesity) $ 344 billion by 2018 (21 % of health care expenditure)
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