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Marigondon National High School
Marigondon, Lapu-lapu City

A Research Work on:
Obesity: It’s Primary Causes
Effects & Prevention

As a partial Fulfillment for the Requirements of the Fourth Grading Period in English lll

Presented by:
Hazel A. Secop
Presented to:
Mrs. Estefa Belencio

Submitted on:
February 20, 2013
Date of Submission

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person's weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Obesity is a serious medical condition and can lead to considerable health consequences including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnoea and arthritis. Therefore it is very important that you seek appropriate treatment. Obesity may be caused by a number of social, cultural, behavioral, physiological, metabolic, and genetic factors that are beyond the person's control. Symptoms of obesity usually show up in the form of breathing trouble, excess accumulation of fat, insulin resistance, increase in size or number of fat cells, rise in blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and back pain. Obesity is essentially a disorder of your metabolism and is caused by an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure over a long period of time. In other words, you are consuming more calories or energy than you are burning through exercise and daily activities. Treatment of obesity therefore aims to restore this energy balance.

II. Objectives:

1. To know the meaning of Obesity.
2. To know its primary causes.
3. To know the effects of Obesity.
4. To know the prevention against Obesity.
5. To know the basic information about Obesity.
6. To be aware in this kind of problem.
7. To lessen the circumstances of this problem.
8. To know the possible changes and damages it would make if lots of people are obese. 9. To know the main reasons why people engaged in this problem. 10. To know the types and classifications of Obesity.

III. Statement of the Problem

1. What is Obesity?
2. What are its primary causes?
3. What are the effects of Obesity?
4. How can we prevent from this problem?
5. What is some of the basic information we should know about Obesity? 6. What are the steps we should do in order for the people to be aware in this kind of problem? 7. How can we lessen the circumstances of this problem?

8. What are the possible changes and damages it would make if lots of people are obese? 9. What are the main reasons why people engaged in this problem? 10. What are the types and classifications of Obesity?


1. What is Obesity?
2. When can a person be considered as Obese?
3. What is the stage of Obesity worldwide?
4. What are the various diseases caused by Obesity?
5. What are the main treatment / prevention for Obesity?
6. What are the examples of drugs /other treatment for obese people? 7. What are some contributors to the recent increase of Obesity? 8. Why do people become obese?
9. Is obesity self- perpetuating?
10. Are there any associations and movements against Obesity?


1. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse...
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