1. Hook: Out of adults in our country, more than one third of them or about thirty-six percent are obese. This trend shows in the children of our country too with a percentage of seventeen from ages two to nineteen. 2. Thesis: Obesity is an ever growing issue in the United States and worldwide, so understanding the seriousness and implications of this epidemic is key to extinguishing it. The paper will discuss obesity and what it is. Next it will talk about the causes of obesity then the health issues associated with obesity. Then it will move into who is responsible for obesity. Lastly, it will talk about how obesity can be treated or prevented. 3. Implications: Is obesity a serious problem in the United States? What are the medical consequences of being obese? What can be done about this growing epidemic in our country? II. Background of obesity
· A history of what obesity is.
· Show how to calculate if you may be considered obese. III. Causes of obesity
· Obesity can be linked to a variety of different things such as emotions, availability, and habits. · Show a food pyramid and discuss what its use is.
· Show what a portion size is as far as the food pyramid goes. Portion size is one of the hardest things to understand. · Source: "Obesity-Cause." WebMD. WebMD, 13 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 Mar. 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/diet/tc/obesity-cause>. · Secondary Source: "The Food Guide Pyramid." Food Guide Pyramid. Web. 01 Mar. 2012. <http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/Fpyr/pmap.htm>. Also, Wolin, Kathleen Y., and Jennifer M. Petrelli. Obesity. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2009. Print.
III. Health Risks
· Death caused by higher body mass indexes and lower body mass indexes. · Type 2 diabetes makes you lose the ability to process glucose, then you take medications to control the type 2 diabetes that promote...