Asked by Asela Miranda on Feb 18, 2024



What is obesity? What are the risks associated with obesity and what are the trends that have been observed about this disorder?


Condition in which the blood supply through the blood vessels is excessive and can lead to deterioration of the cell tissue and hardening of the arterial walls.

  • Understanding the health risks associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Identifying the psychological and social risks of obesity, including low self-esteem, depression, and discrimination.
  • Definition of obesity and its classification based on body mass index (BMI) categories.

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Feb 18, 2024

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Key terms and concepts that may be included in student responses:
▪ Obesity-a body mass index (BMI)of 30 or over, where BMI is calculated as your weight in pounds multiplied by 703, then divided by the square of your height in inches
▪ Risks-increased risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some kinds of cancer; a BMI of 30 or more increases the risk of death by approximately 30 percent, and a BMI of 40 or more increases the risk of death by 100 percent; quality of life for obese people can suffer, both because of health effects and because obesity is highly stigmatized Trends-between 1980 and 2002, the prevalence of obesity doubled in adults and tripled in children and adolescents; in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that over one-third of Americans were obese; African Americans have the highest rate of obesity, followed by Latinos and Caucasians; rates of obesity also are climbing around the world, particularly in countries where the standard of living is increasing