Obesity q11 2011

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Obesity q11 2011

  1. 1. B ody M ass I ndex Example: 70 kg / (1.8m)² = 21,6 kg/m²
  2. 3. Obesity in the USA Definition: strong overweight caused from the increase of adipose with consequences on health
  3. 4. FACTS <ul><li>Dramatic increase in obesity the last 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>72.5 million American adults (34%) are obese and 12.5 million children (17 %) </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Alabama, Arkansas and 10 other states had a prevalence of 30% or more </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado and Hawaii have one of the lowest obesity rates </li></ul>
  4. 7. CAUSES OF OBESITY <ul><li>Fast food restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Not eating fruits or vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking too much alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Eating larger portions than you need </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort eating </li></ul><ul><li>You learn bad eating habits from your parents </li></ul><ul><li>Many people have jobs that involve sitting at a desk for most of the day </li></ul><ul><li>“ Couchpotatoe“ </li></ul>
  5. 8. HEALTH DANGERS AND PROBLEMS <ul><li>300000 deaths per year </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease (BMI > 25) </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Type 2 diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Higher risk of cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Lung and breathing problems </li></ul><ul><li>People get insulted and may feel excluded from the community </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer chances to get a job </li></ul>
  6. 9. POSSIBLE COUNTERMEASURES <ul><li>To remove fat by surgery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stomach stapling operation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change personal attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a physician to identify and correct your problem </li></ul><ul><li>Eating normal and responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits and vegetables instead of sweets </li></ul><ul><li>Setting oneself a target </li></ul><ul><li>Doing sports (“Walk, don‘t ride!“) </li></ul>
  7. 10. INITIATIVES TO FIGHT AGAINST <ul><li>“ Let‘s move“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.letsmove.gov/videos-and-photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ We can“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Promoting Health“ </li></ul>Rotary hoe

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