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Obesity has increased in many parts of the world, both globally and locally. In some countries obesity has risen a great deal, compared to other countries

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Obesity Obesity can often be defined as a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be negatively affected. Obesity is assessed by BMI (Body mass index). Obesity is often associated with diseases such as certain types of cancer, asteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore as a result, obesity has been found to reduce life expectancy. The primary treatment for obesity is dieting and physical exercise. Obesity has mostly increased because of the changes in portion sizes. Portion sizes have changed a great deal over the past 50 years. For example in 1950 a 'Burger King' burger was 2.8 oz, whereas in 2004 'Burger King' burger was 4.3 oz. This therefore shows that the fat intake has increased making obesity rise. Another reason as to why obesity may have increased is that fast-foods etc have become cheaper and more accessible. There is no real surprise as to why fatty foods are so popular; some people argue it is due to the high advertisement of fatty foods. ...read more.

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Roads in Asia were once filled with pedestrians and cyclists are now congested with cars. Finally another country in the world where obesity is increasing is Turkey. The overall obesity in adults was 18.6% in the year 1990. Ten years later in 2000, the obesity rate was 21.9%, which shows a relative increase rate of 17.7%. Obesity is common for women in turkey and is one of the main health risks in Turkey. Some of the reasons for the increased of obesity in Turkey could be due to the fact that fast foods places are increased all around the country and the promotion of fast-food is higher nowadays. Countries are finding it harder and harder to control obesity as it is becoming so popular and there are more companies about nowadays that sell fast food. A study which investigated how popular fast-food was showed that 'in 2002 Americans spent about $115 billion on fast food, which is more than higher education. One of the reasons as to why it is difficult to control obesity is that there are so many factors which cause obesity and some of these can happen in the home, therefore the government cannot go as far as setting laws for people in their own homes. ...read more.

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This is one of the major problems which come from being obese, as you life expectancy also increases. To conclude obesity is one of the biggest problems worldwide and has often be defined as one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. This therefore means if people knew or were learnt a lot about obesity then maybe the risk of people being obese might go down slightly. There are many factors which increase the risk of people becoming obese both globally and locally. One factor which has increased the risk of obesity is portion sizes. Over the past 50 years portion sizes have increased therefore leading to an increase in fat intake etc. Most companies over the past 50 years have changed the portion sizes of their foods and drinks, therefore making it cheaper and easy to get hold of fast-food. Finally obesity is a problem both locally and globally, therefore obesity has increased all over the world. For example in Asia, obesity has increased a lot because of the increase in food advertisement and the increase in the amount of fast-food restaurant that are being built all over the country. ?? ?? ?? ?? Gemma Hiorns Geography ...read more.

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