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Title: Obesity


1
Obesity
Jessica Eller, Christine Jennison, Jason
Parkes, Kenneth Sulma, Savanna Tuon
2
Topics
  • Trans Fats
  • Obesity in Children
  • Obesity in College Students
  • Obesity in Women
  • Fast Food

3
Trans Fat
4
What is it and where does it come from?
  • Man Made
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils
  • Crisco
  • Naturally Occurring
  • Meat Products
  • Dairy Products

5
Why is it Bad?
  • Exactly......?
  • Some reasons
  • Raises LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
  • Lowers HDL (Good Cholesterol)
  • Induces Obesity
  • The Beer Belly

6
Vervet Monkey Study
  • Results
  • Traditional Fats
  • 1.8 Body Mass Increase
  • Trans Fats
  • 7.2 Body Mass Increase
  • Mostly around abdomen

7
Obesity in Children
8
Obesity in Children
According to the Economic and Social Research
Council (ESRC), the bar graph displays the
proportion of OVERWEIGHT children comparing boys
and girls ages (2-19) from 1995-2000.
9
Obesity in Children
  • According to the Economic and Social Research
    Council (ESRC), the bar graph displays the
    proportion of OBESITY in children comparing boys
    and girls ages (2-19) from 1995-2000.

10
Effects Leading to Obesity in Children
  • Family Patterns and Habits
  • Caretaking or Feeding Relationship
  • Junk Food
  • Mental or Emotional Concerns
  • Environmental Factors
  • Lack of physical activity

11
Effects Leading to Obesity in Children
  • Obesity tends to run in families, and a child
    with two obese parents has a 70 percent chance of
    also becoming obese.
  • During the last 20 yrs., obesity rates have
    tripled.
  • Ten percent of six-years-old are obese.
  • Seventeen percent of fifteen-years-old are
    obese.
  • (http//www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/facts/index5
    5.aspx?ComponentId12741SourcePageId16353)

12
Obesity as Related to College
13
College Calorie Intake
  • Students tend to not watch calories
  • Eating smart and getting exercise is the easiest
    way to stay healthy.
  • Alcohol causes a massive amount of calories to be
    consumed at one time

14
Alcohol and Calories
  • One mixed drink holds about 330 calories
  • One light beer has about 100
  • A dark beer has about 160

15
Exercise
  • Most college students choose not to use
    recreation facilities provided by the college
  • Rather stay at home and watch T.V. or play video
    games (popular in Birch-Halo)

16
OBESITY IN WOMEN
17
What is considered obese?
  • Waist measurement of 88cm or more
  • Fat deposited around the waist (apple shape)
    leads are more likely to lead to health problems
    than fat deposited around the hips or thighs
  • BMI is greater than 30
  • Formula weight (lb) height (in)² x 703
  • This number is an indirect way to measure body fat

18
Health Risks of Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Birth defects
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Infertility

19
Discrimination
  • Obese women face more discrimination than obese
    men
  • When compared to women who arent obese, obese
    women
  • Receive less financial aid for college
  • Have harder trouble starting and keeping social
    relationships
  • Have difficulty getting employed
  • Unemployment rate dropped from 84 to 64 percent
    for women who had undergone surgery to reduce
    obesity

20
Fast Food
21
Why do we eat fast food?
  • It tastes good
  • Its quick
  • Convenience -especially when traveling
  • Less time spent in kitchen
  • Low cost
  • Competition

22
Why is fast food bad for us?
  • Contains a lot of Calories
  • Cooked in hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • High in total saturated fat
  • Contains some trans fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • A lot of sodium
  • Low nutritional value
  • Likely you will overeat

23
What can we do?
  • Eat out less
  • Make foods at home
  • Eat more organic foods
  • Fruits and veggies (5-9/day)
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Follow food pyramid

24
  • Get right amount of Calories
  • Exercise
  • diet
  • Eat smaller portions

25
Wrap-up and Closing Thoughts
  • Trans Fats
  • Obesity in Children
  • Obesity in College Students
  • Obesity in Women
  • Fast Food

26
Questions?
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