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Globesity The Obesity Pandemic
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“one of the greatest neglected public health problems of our time” The World Health Organization on Obesity
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Overview Obesity Definition The Effect Worldwide The Reasons for the Rise Why Obesity is a Problem Solutions to the Problem
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Body Mass Index (BMI) Weight / (Height²) In meters and kilograms Overweight: BMI ≥ 25 Obese: BMI ≥ 30 Overweight ≠ Over-fat BMI Reference Chart
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Worldwide Effects 1.2 Billion Overweight 300 Million Obese Overweight are still malnutritioned Overfed/Overweight pop. = Underfed/Underweight pop. Reduces Life Expectancy ~9 yrs. Type 2 diabetes to double from 1998 to 2025
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% obese female male USA 1999-2000 34 27.7 Argentina 1997 25.4 28.4 Mexico - 25.1 14.9 Russia - 25 10 England 2001 23.5 21.0 Germany 1991 19.3 17.2 Finland - 19 20 Spain 1997 15.2 11.5 Italy 1999 9.9 9.5 France 1995-1996 7.0 8.0 Percentage of People Classified as Obese
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The Problem In: America 1 in 3 Obese 7 in 8 have poor diets 1 in 16 women are morbidly obese Each person ate 1775 lbs in 2000 Up from 1497 lbs in 1970 Most % Obese: Mississippi and Alabama Least % Obese: Utah and Colorado (Affluent and Outdoorsy)
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The Effect In: America Costs more than $75 billion per year Killed 400 thousand in 2000 16% of all deaths- The #2 Killer 30% of pediatric patients have Type 2 diabetes Michigan State U. Study: Undergraduates would rather marry an embezzler than an obese person
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The Problem In: Europe 1 in 4 Britons Obese Scottish children: Highest sugary drink consumption worldwide 1 in 3 watch TV for more than 4 hours ½ of the food ads sell candy/snack/fast food 1 in 4 Italian children overweight Heaviest in Europe Rate of morbid obesity tripled in 6 years for British males 40% of Eastern Europe overweight
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The Problem In: the Pacific
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The Problem In: the Pacific
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The Problem In: Africa Overweight in South Africa: 1 in 3 men 1 in 2 women 40% Overweight in Morocco 8% Obese in Cairo 12% Overweight in Kenya Tunisia: Switch from grain bread to white bread
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I Thought They were Starving!
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