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Week 5 discussion 1 Post a 150- to 300-word response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply: According to Table 10.1 on p. 289 (Ch. 10), what are the health consequences of excess weight? Some of the consequences of excess weight are: Premature death, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer Additional Health Consequences such as Sleep apnea and asthma are both associated with obesity. For every 2-pound increase in weight, the risk of developing arthritis increases by 9–13%, Obesity related complications during pregnancy include increased, risk of fetal and maternal death, labor and delivery complications, and increased risk of birth defects, increased risk of osteoarthritis, especially in weight-bearing joints such as knees and hips. In my opinion the most alarming health effect is cancer. Obese and even overweight persons are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer of the breast, esophagus, colon, uterus, and kidney. There are many other medical conditions that can result from carrying around one too many pounds. There is a social stigma about the overweight and obesity. In the Stone Age and even as late as the 1600’s, heavy women were idealized as their weight resembled fertility and good health. But heavy women are not considered beautiful in today’s world– in fact, most models in the magazine are actually underweight and/or airbrushed to be unrealistically thin. Thus, overweight individuals must battle an unfair, negative self-image and often fall victim to self-hatred and
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course EDUCATION ETH 125 taught by Professor Hoge during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.

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