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1-3 Final Project Milestone One The public health issue I am choosing to address is obesity. According to the CDC, obesity is described as weight that is higher than what is considered as a health weight for a given height ( Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity | Overweight & Obesity | CDC , n.d.). Obesity is considered a public health issue because it can lead to so many other diseases and health conditions. Obesity can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and even death. “The prevalence of obesity has doubles in adults and children and tripled in adolescents over the past 2 decades. Two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Each year in the United States, 400,000 deaths and $117 billion in healthcare and related costs are attributable to obesity” (Bassett & Perl, 2004, p. 1477). There are various populations that are most at risk for developing obesity. There are many risk factors for obesity as well. There are

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