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Week Five DQ 4 Based on the information on pp. 293 and 298–302 of the textbook, what is one factor that has contributed to the global increase in obesity? Describe this factor in detail and explain why the factor puts individuals at risk for becoming obese. One factor contributing to the global increase of obesity is the Metabolic Rate and Weight; the body still needs a certain amount of energy to burn even when we are not active, is known as the basal metabolic rate. 60 to 70 percent of the daily calories intake is needed to support the basal metabolism, such as heartbeat, breathing, maintaining body temperature. Unless we engage in a physical daily activity, the rest of the calories will turn into excess fat and cause us to gain weight. One more factor that can be easily over looked is age, as we get older our metabolism slows down and unless we adjust our eating and exercise habits, we will end up with weight gain. After the age of 30, BMR slows down by 1 to 2 percent a year. Therefore, we should decrease our food
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Unformatted text preview: intake and or increase our daily physical activity to keep our bodies balanced that we had when we were younger. Carol, It is quite unfortunate to have something that we are not able to control. Many people’s obesity is due thyroid gland not functioning properly, resulting in hormone imbalances. It is believed that an underactive thyroid affects the ability to burn calories, thus causing rapid weight gain. Excessive weight gain can also be caused by a metabolic or hormone imbalance. Justin, It is quite interesting how we are dependent on our parents to pass along their genes that can cause us to carry on the disease of obesity. According to some studies conducted, over 250 gene markers have shown positive association to obesity, It seems that children whose parents are over weight are most likely to be overweight them selves too. Research have found that individuals tend to have the same shape and weight to their parents....
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