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Obesity: an
inside look into
the heaviest
nation

PEAP 3 Conference

“Perspectives on Change”
Saud F. Al-Fadhel
Which is the heaviest nation?
HIC Digestive Health
Outline

FF’s: How
did it
start?

Reasons
behind
popularity

Impacts
on the
American
society

How does
FF’s
increase
obesi...
Fast Food: How did it start?
 Fast

Foods: are quick, easily accessible and
cheap alternatives to home-cooked meals.

 A...
What are the reasons behind the
popularity of fast food in the U.S?
 “In

a society that functions at a high speed, fast
...
How does this ‘CHANGE’
impact on the American
society?
①

Obesity has doubled since 1980 in all age
groups.

①

68.5% of a...
Spangler, 2013
③

④

⑤

Obesity become the second major
factor for preventable death between
children and adults. (400,000
death/year)
In...
There are many reasons for obesity,
why should we chase Fast Foods?
 Average

adult male in 1960 weighted 168
pounds and ...
Percentage of calories from fast food among adults by age
and weight status

National Health and Nutritional Examination S...
How does fast food increase
obesity?
Recommended:
18-20 grams/day

Recomm
ended

•Male: 2500
Cal/day
•Female: 2000
Cal/day...
Conclusion
List of References


American Health Association (2013) Obesity Resources [online]
Available From
<http://www.apha.org/pr...
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listening

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  1. 1. Obesity: an inside look into the heaviest nation PEAP 3 Conference “Perspectives on Change” Saud F. Al-Fadhel
  2. 2. Which is the heaviest nation?
  3. 3. HIC Digestive Health
  4. 4. Outline FF’s: How did it start? Reasons behind popularity Impacts on the American society How does FF’s increase obesity?
  5. 5. Fast Food: How did it start?  Fast Foods: are quick, easily accessible and cheap alternatives to home-cooked meals.  Americans  $140 spent $6 billion on fast food in 1970. billion were spent on fast food in 2007.  Between 2007 & 2010, 11.3% of Americans daily average calories were consumed by a fast food meal (AHA, 2013)
  6. 6. What are the reasons behind the popularity of fast food in the U.S?  “In a society that functions at a high speed, fast food has quickly been adopted as the preferred food of choice” (Bell et al. 2001)  The spread of fast food outlets in every part of the country  Cheap, Convenient and Tasty!
  7. 7. How does this ‘CHANGE’ impact on the American society? ① Obesity has doubled since 1980 in all age groups. ① 68.5% of adults have become obese whereas 31.8% of children faced obesity too.  Obesity: an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health  Obese Person: is a person who is his body mass index (BMI) is more than 30kg/m2.
  8. 8. Spangler, 2013
  9. 9. ③ ④ ⑤ Obesity become the second major factor for preventable death between children and adults. (400,000 death/year) Increase in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, storks and cancers. Obesity considered as a diseases by the World Health Organization .
  10. 10. There are many reasons for obesity, why should we chase Fast Foods?  Average adult male in 1960 weighted 168 pounds and females 143.  After the fast food leap in 1980, a male weighted 181 pounds and a female 155.
  11. 11. Percentage of calories from fast food among adults by age and weight status National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 2007-2010
  12. 12. How does fast food increase obesity? Recommended: 18-20 grams/day Recomm ended •Male: 2500 Cal/day •Female: 2000 Cal/day Recommended:2,200 mg/day FF meal: 18 grams/meal FF meal 1300 Cal/meal FF meal: 1000 mg/meal Precipitate and Obesity Result Obesity and cardiovascular diseases Obesity and bone weakness
  13. 13. Conclusion
  14. 14. List of References  American Health Association (2013) Obesity Resources [online] Available From <http://www.apha.org/programs/resources/obesity/> [11 February 2014]  Bowman SA, Vinyard BT. Fast food consumption of U.S. adults: Impact on energy and nutrient intakes and overweight status. J Am Col Nutr 23(2):163–8. 2004.  Bell, T. & Hut, P, 2001. The Dangers of Eating Fast Food. NYS Health Heart Coalition,  Currie, B.J. et al., 2010. The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity and Weight Gain. American Economic Journal, 2-August  NHS (2012) What Should my Daily Intake of Calories be [online] Available From <http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1126.aspx?CategoryID=51&SubCa tegoryID=165> [7 February 2014]
  15. 15. Thank you for listening Willing to answer all ‘QUESTIONS’
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