Hello everyone, and welcome to my presentation about obesity in the United States of America. In this presentation
I will cover the subject obesity, how we measure obesity, why some people might be obese, some factors that contribute to obesity and give solution to the mentioned issues and a conclusion.
The reason obesity is such an important factor, is because it has mental and physical consequences for the individual, it is also one of the biggest health problems in today’s age.
William H. Diez - Director, Professor in Nutrition, explains in an interview that obesity is caused by eating to many calories, then the body burn in a day.
However, it’s not that simple. People didn’t decide to become overweight, it is a consequence of difficult changes in their environment
where unhealthy food is the cheapest and the most available such as fast-food, combined with the fact that opportunities for physical activity are lacking.
If we go back the last 50 years, we can see there has been a big change in how we eat. Americans for example eating more out, which typically has a sign of a lot of sugar and high fat, then which is typically used at home.
Another important factor is the portion sizes, which has increased drastically, which often leads to eating more calories than expected.