Obesity Around the World Project


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This presentation touches base on how obesity is drastically growing throughout the world. The United States is not a lone, and now we know why.

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  • These are the 6 topics that I will briefly be discussing throughout the PowerPoint.Overweight vs. obesity briefly describes what they are and the differencesStatistics is a good eye opener, seeing how much this world is suffering through numbersBMI On a Global Scale shows the average BMI of people in different countries. “Globesity” shows how much fat is consumed by the average person in a countryThe Cause talks about why obesity is growing so rapidlyGlobal Pulse – Obesity Clip is a YouTube video that touches base on all of these subjects in one video.
  • BMI is measured by your weight and height. It is a persons weight in kilograms divided by the (height in meters)2This should be considered as a rough guide. Everyone is built differently, their for these numbers are not exact. Also muscle weights more than fat. If you have muscle, that doesn't’t mean your obese!
  • Obesity is the fifth leading cause of death throughout the world. 65% of the population die from being overweight than underweight.Obesity has doubled worldwide since 1980In 2010, 43 million children, under the age of five, are overweight. Most of these children are from lower class or middle class areas, where healthy food is too expensive.
  • This graph represents the average BMI of a person living in each of these countries. As we assumed, United States is considered obese with a BMI percentage of 30.6% Mexico is not far behind, with 24.2%This data range was calculated from 1996 to 2003.
  • This map demonstrates fat consumption. This shows the amount of grams/person/day a person eats. The average amount of fat consumed, throughout the world, is 78 grams/person/day. (This is the latest map  2001-2003 data was used)Starving countries are now having problems with obesity as well. China went from around10% to 15% within three years. Brazil and Columbia rose in their numbers and are around 40% now – which is almost equal to European countries. Africa, the country known for its starvation, is starting to increase in Obesity, especially in urban women.
  • Becoming obese happens through not burning off the amount of calories you consume. Today, there are a lot of energy-dense foods, foods with high fat, sugar, and salt content, etc. They are usually low in vitamins and minerals which is what we need. These fatty foods are produced because of mass production. The world is constantly trying to better itself, their for making more food at higher rates than before. But no-one pays attention to the nutritional facts. Even though they are cheaper, and more easily made, it doesn't’t mean its better. Cities tend to have a more larger selection of food, and at a cheaper price. Women and men both work away from their homes usually, which means they don’t have enough time to prepare for healthy meals. 50% of the worlds population now lives in cities.The World is also decreasing in physical activity. This is due to the growth of urbanization, a change in transportation, and ways of working. We all try to make things easier, which means less of your physical work being put into it. We have machines and higher technologies to do the dirty work for us now. Rural areas tend to have less obesity rates. This is due to the healthier foods being produced, and the work put into their farms.
  • The main concept of this PowerPoint is to understand that obesity is growing and that it needs to be stopped. As the world grows, the fast food industry will too. With these available, it has altered many peoples cultures and has become a part of everyday life. Poorer countries go to these fast food places, because they are affordable. With our new technologies like laptops, HDTV’s, etc we are distracted and amused by them. Now a days, people are choosing to stay inside than play outside. If nothing is changed, obesity will one day become the leading cause of death.
  • Obesity Around the World Project

    1. 1. OVERVIEW
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. 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
    5. 5. “GLOBESITY”
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. SOURCES Wayne , M. (2009, November 6). Obesity around the world. Retrieved from http://www.lowdensitylifestyle.com/obesity-around-the- world/ World Health Organization. (2011, March). Overweight and obesity. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States. (2002, January). The developing worlds new burden: obesity. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/FOCUS/E/obesity/obes1.htm Hall, S. (2009, May 24). Formula for body mass index. Retrieved from http://www.halls.md/body-mass- index/bmirefs.htm
    9. 9. SOURCES Lokal, P (2009) World Map of Fat Consumption 2001 - 2003. Retrieved January 18 2009 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_of_Fat_ consumption_2001-2003.svg Deprifry (2006) BMI30chart retrieved May 4, 2006 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bmi30chart.png Farmer, J (2007) Percent Retrieved December 11, 2007 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Percent_18e.svg toronto retrieved March 22, 2006 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mc_donalds- toronto.jpg ABC. (2010, February 26). Global pulse:obesity going global. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfENV7cW3eE