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By: Zach Hartzell
Obesity is a huge problem in American today because weight challenged kids, teens and adults are becoming unhealthy and shunned in this country. Employers are reluctant to hire the greatly heavy because fat people cause their health care bills to raise greatly. Our American culture considers obesity to be unattractive and therefore those who are heavy often get teased and discriminated. Not only is being heavy hard socially but it is very rough on your body. Obesity causes many diseases and conditions that can create permanate damage or even death!
Facts and Statistics
58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
Eight out of 10 over 25's Overweight
Hospital costs associated with childhood obesity rising from $35 Million (1979) to $127 Million (1999)
80% of type II diabetes related to obesity
70% of Cardiovascular disease related to obesity
42% breast and colon cancer diagnosed among obese individuals
30% of gall bladder surgery related to obesity
26% of obese people having high blood pressure
Whereas 4% of Childhood diabetes was type II in 1990, that number has risen to approximately 20%
76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990
25% of all white children overweight 2001
33% African American and Hispanic children overweight 2001
% of people who get disease because of obesity
Type 2 Diabetes
Breast and Colon Cancer
Need of Gall Bladder Surgery
Dangerous Blood Pressure
# of People in Millions
AGE in YEARS
FAT% OF BODY THEN
FAT % OF BODY NOW
2 to 5 years
6 to 11 years
12 to 19 years
History Page Rough Draft
Many countries around the world refer and perceive all Americans as being insanely overweight and obese. Even though Americans embrace our problem many people still aren’t trying to change their fatty ways.
Out of all the people in the United States, 60% have an obese BMI. Some have sunk into a habit of eating and gorging so much that if they don’t eat 5 or 6 times a day, their body feels hungry. These customs have caused the over weight to not stop eating even when their bodies are full.
Stats show that more than 30% of women are greatly obese and more than 25% of men are greatly obese, 5% of kids between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are overweight, 6-11 years old are 13.9%, and those between the ages of 12-19 years of age are 17.4% obese.
Risks of being overweight increase immensely when your BMI is high. In Seattle, Washington looked at 26,000 people having been involved in a car crash and fat people were greatly more at risk of great injury.
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