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Overweight and Obesity: the New Endemic Diseases

Summary: Analyzes how the American lifestyle of eating fast food contributes to obesity. Provides statistics for the rates of obesity in children and teenagers. Discusses causes for the increase in childhood obesity.
Fast food, or junk food as some call it, is becoming more popular than ever; it's convenient, predictable and fast. It has become a part of the busy American lifestyle. Eating at McDonalds once every day and spending the rest of the day in a school bench or in front of the computer or television is making today's children fatter and fatter. Overweight is today a bigger problem in the world than starvation. In 1999 13% of the children aged 6 to 11 and 14% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 in the United States were overweight . A recent study, carried out in Sacramento measuring aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility in students in the fifth, seventh and ninth grade showed that merely a quarter of the 1.3 million students tested met the state's standards .

The worst thing about being overweight as perceived by children is the social...

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