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F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013 - Trust for America's Health

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This article talks about the developement of obesity for decades in various states of america.

 We can found percent of obesity since 1980 in order to understand its evolution. There are also the various factors associated with obesity as age, region where they live, or income.

Then, several solutions have been implemented to decrease the rate which is high.

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What is Obesity?

What is Obesity? | USA Obesity | Scoop.it
Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem - according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight.
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First of all, this article defines the obesity, and speak about the consequences and health risks as coronary heart disease, hypertension, but also economics problems and medical costs. Finaly, we found a representation of the curve of the body mass index.

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What Causes Overweight and Obesity? - NHLBI, NIH

What Causes Overweight and Obesity? - NHLBI, NIH | USA Obesity | Scoop.it
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This paper tell us about Overweight and Obesity. In first we hear about lack of energy balance, and there are two type of energy : energy in and energy out. Many americans got an inactive lifestyle, so they don't burn the calories that they take from food and drinks. American people can find food everywhere (restaurants, fast food,gas stations...), and often in oversized food portions. Furthermore, this kind of food is not healthy and ads sway people to buy it. This article inform us about differents factors concerning the obesity, as genetic, health conditins, emotional factors, smoking, pregnancy and lack of sleep.
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