Fast food and obesity
Link 1
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-591325.html
Excerpt: The highest levels of fast-food consumption were found in youngsters with higher household income levels, boys, older children, blacks and children living in the South. The lowest levels were found in youngsters living in the West, rural areas, Hispanics and those aged 4 to 8, but more than 20 percent of youngsters in each of those groups still reported eating fast food on any given day.
On this web link you will find out about how fast foods affected children from different ethical back rounds. You will learn about the fats, sugars, and grease content of fast food products. How the consumption causes obesity.
Link 2
Secrets to Fast Weight Loss Revealed

http://www.fastfoodmarketing.org/
Excerpt: Out of 3,039 possible kids' meal combinations, only 12 meet the researchers' nutrition criteria for preschoolers. Only 15 meet nutrition criteria for older children.
Teens ages 13-17 purchase 800-1,100 calories in an average fast food meal, roughly half of their recommended total daily calories.
At least 30% of the calories in menu items purchased by children and teens are from sugar and saturated fat.
At most fast food restaurants, a single meal contains at least half of young people's daily recommended sodium.
Exert: Out of 3,039 possible kids' meal combinations, only 12 meet the researchers' nutrition criteria for preschoolers. Only 15 meet nutrition criteria for older children.
Teens ages 13-17 purchase 800-1,100 calories in an average fast food meal, roughly half of their recommended total daily calories.
At least 30% of the calories in menu items purchased by children and teens are from sugar and saturated fat.
At most fast food restaurants, a single meal contains at least half of young people's daily recommended sodium.
Most fast food restaurants have at least one healthy side dish and beverage option for a kids' meal, but the healthy options are rarely offered as the default.
Even though McDonald's and Burger King show only healthy sides and beverages in child-targeted advertising, the restaurants automatically serve french fries with kids' meals at least 86% of the time, and soft drinks at least 55% of the time.

One these web links you will learn how even the lowest choices from fast foods still have the biggest impact on your heart. You will learn how to count your calories of meals. Also, it shows how much restaurants pay just to advertise their products throughout the world.



Fast food and Obesity

http://www.getamericafit.org/statistics-obesity-in-america.html

America’s health is in critical danger

Obesity in America is becoming a major issue in America even in children

In America 58 Million people are Overweight, 40 Million Obese, and 3 Million morbidly Obese

The more you learn about your problems the better chance you have of stopping it the link above will tell you some facts

http://www.ehow.com/about_5479162_obesity-america.html

Did you know obesity cause about 300,000 deaths in America?

It also causes many other serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Overweight and obese conditions cost a total of $117 billion per year in medical expenses


Fast Food and it’s link to Obesity.
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html
This site shows how obesity in America sky rocketed do to fast food companies mass productions. The site above also shows graphs of more and more people becoming obese. This site also shows how money plays a big factor in obesity to. The more money people have the more they can afford to keep spending money on it.
  • No state has met the nation's goal to lower obesity prevalence to 15%. The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more has increased to 12 states in 2010. In 2009, nine states had obesity rates of 30% or more. In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence of 30% or more.
  • Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of death.
  • In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion; the medical costs paid by third-party payers for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/PDFs/stat904z.pdf
This site also shows how people are suffering from obesity by poor choices of foods and laziness.

The estimates on overweight and obesity in this fact sheet were taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data are based on the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

http://www.tree.com/health/obesity-causes-fast-food.aspx
-The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) revealed that people who ate fast food two or more times a week experienced an average weight gain of 10 pounds more than study participants who ate fast food less than once a week.
-The study also proved that regular fast food consumption increased the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
-This site shows how Fast Food causes many health problems in children up until adults.

http://www.americascores.org/?gclid=CKrYjuO2tbACFYje4AodM0JW5g#/national/news/4873
.This website above shows how people of all ages and all ethnisatys can stay active and eat right to avoide obesity.
. An estimated 85 % of amaricans in 2015 will be obesie just because of poor eating habbits and lack of physical activity this site states.

http://www.getamericafit.org/statistics-obesity-in-america.html
- In this site it will show you every harsh persentige of healthy people and obesie people living all around the Usa today.
examples like -
.60 million Americans, 20 years and older are obese
.9 million children and teens ages 6-19 are overweight
.76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 since 1990 Obesity Related Diseases

http://www.fastfoodmarketing.org/
- in this website it showsAt least 30% of the calories in menu items purchased by children and teens are from sugary drinks and greasy foods like french fries.
.most fast food restaurants one meal contains at least half of young people's daily recommended salt intake.
;Out of 3,039 possible kids' meal combinations, only 12 meet the researchers' nutrition criteria for preschoolers. Only 15 meet nutrition criteria for older children.
Teens ages 13-17 purchase 800-1,100 calories in an average fast food meal, roughly half of their recommended total daily calories.

Do Fast Food Restaurants Contribute to Obesity?

In The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity (NBER Working Paper 14721), researchers Janet Currie, Stefano DellaVigna, Enrico Moretti, and Vikram Pathania undertake a careful study of the effect of fast food on obesity using the exact geographic location of fast food restaurants. Specifically, the authors examine whether proximity to a fast food restaurant affects the obesity rates of 3 million school children and the weight gain of over 1 million pregnant women.
read more:
http://www.nber.org/bah/2009no1/w14721.html

Fast Food and Obesity
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-591325.html
“Every day, nearly one-third of U.S. children aged 4 to 19 eat fast food, which likely packs on about six extra pounds per child per year and increases the risk of obesity, a study of 6,212 youngsters found.”


-The effects of fast food are not worth the results it could have the people, obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and needs to be control and eating fast food should be the first thing to go.

Obesity Related Statistics in America
http://www.getamericafit.org/statistics-obesity-in-america.html
  • Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States
  • 60 million Americans, 20 years and older are obese
  • 9 million children and teens ages 6-19 are overweight
  • Being overweight or obese increases the risk of health conditions and diseases including: Breast cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, Sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon cancer, Hypertension and Stroke
This site provide statistic about obesity in America. This site has pictures and graphs that show how obesity rose over the past few decades. One of the graphs provides the amount of money being used that is health related to obesity. This site also has three maps of the United States that showed how many people are obese above the age of twenty.

Morbidly Obese Teen Unable to Escape House Fire
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-obese-teen-house-fire,0,6041158.story
"They gave a 110%, did their best and sometimes we're not able to save everyone but we were able to get two individuals out of that structure alive," says Fire Chief Derek Bergsten.
This story is about an obese 18-year old girl that died from a house fire because she was unable to fit through the window of her home in Chicago. The 500-pound girl was able to get out through a door but by the time the fire department got her out, it was too late.

Three-year-old dies from obesity


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3752597.stm



“To hear of a girl dying from heart failure was shocking,” said David Hinchliffe of the Health Select Committee.

This is sad story of a three-year-old girl who died from being obese. The little girl apparently “choked from her fat” and died due to a heart failure.

Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030



www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-05-07/obesity-projections-adults/54791430/1



"If nothing is done, it's going to hinder efforts for health care cost containment," says Justin Trogdon, a research economist with RTI International, a non-profit organization in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park.



This site provides a research study that predicts what will happen to Americans by 2030. This site predicts that 42% of American will be obese by 2030. The website also provides tips on how to lose weight.

Success Stories


http://www.obesityinamerica.org/successStories/index.cfm



“At 5’6” and 135 lbs., Leslie Sutton, 41, doesn’t look like someone with an obesity problem. But Leslie’s current weight loss maintenance and positive attitude are the result of hard work and a 12-year partnership with her endocrinologist, Dr. Kathryn Martin.”



This story is about a successful girl beating obesity. It took her 12 long years but after working with her endocrinologist, she was able to lose a lot of weight and become healthy.

Solution or Alternative to Obesity:

Ways to make fast food more healthy

http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm

“Typically, fast food is low in nutrition and high in trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, and calories.”

This site provides many useful tips on how to make your trip to fast food healthier. Some ways that fast food lovers can eat a little bit healthier is by drinking water with your food or by paying attention to the description on the menu.

How to Prevent Childhood Obesity
http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW000841

“Baby fat is something children are supposed to outgrow, not grow in to. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 2009-2010, the percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. Among children and teens ages 2 to 19 years, almost 17 percent are considered obese.”

This website provide ways that can help us prevent childhood obesity. It tells us that many children are spending less time getting active and more time watching TV and eating junk food. In order to stop childhood obesity, we need to get the kids more active outside.





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Fast Food and Obesity

Research has shown that people who eat fast food consume more calories than people who do not eat fast food. Those who eat fast food also consume more fat, saturated fat, and sodium, while consuming fewer fruits, vegetables, and milk.
http://weight-loss.emedtv.com/obesity/fast-food-and-obesity.html




Fast Food Facts
http://fastfoodmarketing.org/
Fast food companies speak to children early, often, and when parents are not looking. Fast food is the most unhealthy food product marketed to children, other than sugar-sweetened beverages, and is relentlessly and aggressively targeted toward children starting as young as age two.
This page is explaining how many food companies try to get children at an early age to get hooked on unhealthy food.

Do Fast Food Restaurants Contribute to Obesity?
http://www.nber.org/bah/2009no1/w14721.html
Over the past thirty years, the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases in the U.S. has risen sharply. Since the early 1970s, the share of children age 6 to 19 classified as overweight has more than tripled, from 5 percent to 17 percent, while the share of adults classified as overweight or obese rose from half to two-thirds of the population.
This link is showing how fast foods in Restaurants contribute to obesity in children.

THE BURDEN OF OBESITY
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/obesity/section1.htm

The United States is a country obsessed with thinness, yet increasing numbers of people are becoming fat.

This link shows the causes of Americans weight leading to obesity.




Obesity in America

http://www.downtoearth.org/health/nutrition/obesity-america



This article explains the different health effects that people can get from eating fast foods.




Are Fast-Food Advertisers Playing You?



http://fit.webmd.com/teen/food/article/fast-food-advertising



This link shows how Fast-Food advertisers get teens to buy their products, and teens do not know that they are being use

Fast Food Obesity

Link:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/136189-how-fast-foods-are-causing-obesity-america/
Explanation:
American people are becoming obese due to so much sugar, fat and calories in fast food. People should choose healthier fast food choices.

Link:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june01/fast_food.html
Explanation:
Obese children are becoming prime candidates for heart attacks and strokes even while in their teens due to fast food.

Link:
http://weight-loss.emedtv.com/obesity/fast-food-and-obesity.html
Explanation:
Research has shown that people who eat fast food consume more calories than people who do not eat fast food. Those who eat fast food also consume more fat, saturated fat, and sodium (salt), while consuming fewer fruits, vegetables, and milk.

Link:
http://bostonspineclinics.com/custom_content/c_183954_obesity_sugar_and_fast_food_facts.html
Explanation:
The total world's population is suffering from obesity. That WORLD number comes to 1.2 Billion people considered obese. That's the same number as the amount of people considered to be starving.

Link:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/fast-food-and-child-obesity.html
Explanation:
Obesity, especially child obesity from fast food is the growing problem in the US today. The main culprit is actually hiding under the veil of yummy taste and low cost 'happy meals'.

Link:
http://www.lifetimefatloss.com/cause-and-effect-of-obesity.html
Explanation:
Processed foods may be easier and faster to prepare but for the most part they are high glycemic foods with hidden "fat traps."

Link:
http://www.tree.com/health/obesity-causes-fast-food.aspx
Explanation:
The link between fast food and obesity seems simple enough: Fast food is notoriously high in fats, sugar, salt and calories. It makes sense that anyone who consumes fast food on a regular basis will gain weight. Rates of obesity in America have increased steadily over the last 30 years, a time period that has witnessed an explosion in numbers of fast food restaurants, vending machines and convenience stores.