Food Addiction
The Obesity Epidemic
Created By
JustABloggerToday
Obesity: What is it?

Obesity is a condition whereby an individual
has an excess of body fat in relation to their
body mas...
Worldwide Statistics

• Five percent of the worlds population are considered obese.

• Fourteen percent of the worlds popu...
Obesity in the United States

In the United States of America there are over 78 million (35.7%)
adults, and approximately ...
Causes of Overweight & Obesity
• A disruption of an individuals sleep pattern can
cause the body to disrupt the hunger-rel...
Causes of Overweight & Obesity
• “Super-Size It”! In the last two decades the
average daily intake has increased by nearly...
Health Issues

Health Issues Associated with Obesity.

Obesity, or excessive weight increases an individual’s risk for a w...
Health Issues
• More than $50 billion a year is spent on health care for those who
are suffering with issues of being over...
Psychological Affects
Not only are there health concerns for an individual that is
overweight or obese, there is also an i...
Easy Preventative Methods
The main factor for the an individual who suffers for being overweight
or obese is diet and exer...
Medical Methods
• Medication can be taken for those who have a serious obesity
problem. These products can however have ad...
Works Cited:
"Adult Obesity Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention...
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  1. 1. Food Addiction The Obesity Epidemic Created By JustABloggerToday
  2. 2. Obesity: What is it? Obesity is a condition whereby an individual has an excess of body fat in relation to their body mass. This condition has many implications not only to the individual but impacts society as well.
  3. 3. Worldwide Statistics • Five percent of the worlds population are considered obese. • Fourteen percent of the worlds population are considered overweight. • Worldwide the United States of America Ranks # 1.
  4. 4. Obesity in the United States In the United States of America there are over 78 million (35.7%) adults, and approximately 12.5 million (16.9%) children and adolescents who are obese. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010
  5. 5. Causes of Overweight & Obesity • A disruption of an individuals sleep pattern can cause the body to disrupt the hunger-related hormones leptin and ghrelin. This imbalance causes the body to over compensate whereby the appetite-increasing hormone ghrelin rises causing feeling of hunger. • Highly palatable foods and the “all you can eat” options that many restaurants offer entice individuals to eat more than they normally would. The anticipated pleasure of eating palatable foods increases a false sense of hunger.
  6. 6. Causes of Overweight & Obesity • “Super-Size It”! In the last two decades the average daily intake has increased by nearly 10% for men and 7% for women. A lack of self control makes it very easy for an individual to over eat and inevitably gain weight. • A sedate lifestyle also factors into why many individuals are overweight or obese. Four out of ten American adults report that they do not exercises. National Center for Health Statistics
  7. 7. Health Issues Health Issues Associated with Obesity. Obesity, or excessive weight increases an individual’s risk for a wide range of health problems. These include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and some forms of cancer.
  8. 8. Health Issues • More than $50 billion a year is spent on health care for those who are suffering with issues of being overweight or obese. • Those who are obese have a reduced life expectancy as much as up to ten years less than an individual who does not have this condition. • There are 300,000 adult deaths attributed each year due to the health issues of those who are obese.
  9. 9. Psychological Affects Not only are there health concerns for an individual that is overweight or obese, there is also an impact on that individual psychologically. • Lack of self-confidence and a low self-esteem is an element that many experience due to their condition. • Discrimination is another aspect that those who are overweight or obese experience by others in society. This can affect the individual in the work place or at social functions.
  10. 10. Easy Preventative Methods The main factor for the an individual who suffers for being overweight or obese is diet and exercise. • Eat less: Start by reducing the portions of food and the calorie intake. • Exercise: Gentle exercise such as walking will not only help speed up the metabolizing process this will also help with the individuals cardiovascular. • Most importantly a change of lifestyle and outlook toward foods and its rewards.
  11. 11. Medical Methods • Medication can be taken for those who have a serious obesity problem. These products can however have adverse effects and are slow in results. • Most common for those with a serious problem is Bariatric surgery. This procedure is very successful and produces positive outcomes. - Long-term loss of weight - Recovery from diabetes - Improvement in cardiovascular risk factors (heart disease) - A reduction in mortality of 23% from 40%
  12. 12. Works Cited: "Adult Obesity Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Aug. 2012. Web. 14 Sept. 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html>. Giddens, Anthony, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Applebaum, and Deborah Carr. Introduction to Sociology. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2009. Print. Hockenbury, Don H., and Sandra E. Hockenbury. Psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2010. Print. "National Cancer Institute." Obesity and Cancer Risk -. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2013. <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/obesity>. OECD Health Data. "Obesity Statistics." NationMaster.com. NationMaster, n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2013. <http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_obe-healthobesity>.

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