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OVERWEIGHT & OBESITY Abnormal or excess Adults Women Men fat accumulation Anorexia < 17.5 Harmful to your Underweig <19.1 <20.7 ht health Normal 19.1 – 25.8 20.7 – 26.4 Measured by your Marginally 25.8 – 27.3 26.4 – 27.8 BMI (Body Mass Overweight Index) Overweight 27.3 – 32.3 27.8 – 31.1 BMI ≥ 25 is Obese >32.3 > 31.1 overweight BMI ≥ 30 is obese
STATISTICS 5th leading cause of death globally ~ 2.8 million people die annually from obesity 65% die from obesity rather than underweight Worldwide obesity has doubled since 1980 43 million under age five were overweight 1 in every 10 people are obese
THE CAUSE Foods with high fat/sugar/salt content Decreased physical activity Commonly found in urban areas Poor countries can not afford healthy food Leads to obesity because of cheaper food A McDonalds hamburger off the dollar menu
SUMMARY Obesity is a rapidly growing problem worldwide Putting many people at risk for diseases Death rates are increasing – rated #5. High fat/sugar/salt content = problem Little physical activity due to current technologies Poor countries are in danger Inexpensive foods are the “problem” foods
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