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Diseases and Disabilities Caused by Weight Problems: The Overloaded Body
     

Diseases and Disabilities Caused by Weight Problems: The Overloaded Body

by Jean Ford
 

Excess weight and obesity are serious and growing health problems in America. According to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and nearly one-third is obese. Those who experience these conditions often perceive social and self-concept issues as the most difficult challenges they must endure.

Overview

Excess weight and obesity are serious and growing health problems in America. According to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and nearly one-third is obese. Those who experience these conditions often perceive social and self-concept issues as the most difficult challenges they must endure. These conditions, however, carry health risks that are equally serious. Excess weight increases one's chances of developing heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, respiratory problems, and many other health complications. In America today, obesity-related conditions like these are on the rise, affecting people at ever-younger ages. In this book, you will learn about the many health risks an 'overloaded' body faces. You will also learn about numerous factors contributing to America's obesity crisis, and how the costs of excess weight, obesity, and their health complications are adding up for our society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590849446
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Obesity Series: Modern-Day Epidemic
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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