All posts tagged with: obesity

Fed Up

Posted September 15, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Member since November 14, 2013
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  • Age 20

I recently watched a very interesting documentary film by the producer of An Inconvenient Truth called Fed Up that seeks to highlight the obesity epidemic in the US and the problems related to processed foods and their sugar quantity. Several important lessons can be learned from the documentary including but not limited to "all calories are not created equal", "calories in does not equal calories out" and "congress says pizza, french fries and tomato paste are all vegetables"....


Non-Communicable Diseases: Obesity in Developing Countries

Posted August 17, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
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In the late 1900s, health organizations focused on malnutrition, hunger, and the lack of food for people in developing nations. However, there has recently arisen a reverse problem. More 2.1 billion people are overweight. Obesity is a rising problem around the world and is proliferating at alarming speeds in some developing countries. Many of us associate obesity with affluent developed nations, but that is not the case. According to a study published by a UK think tank, the number...


Has obesity become too big of a problem?

Posted March 13, 2014 Avatar TeaL

Member since February 20, 2014
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Obesity is becoming a major problem in the world as of late. 520,000,000 people worldwide are obese and about 1,573,000,000 people are overweight. Most of these people live in countries with good economics overall, such as the USA, China and the UK, which means there is always food available. This is quite the contrast to some countries in Africa, where the children’s bellies sometimes swell from malnourishment. Health issues Obesity is the leading preventable cause of de...