1. “About Body Mass Index for Children and Teens.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Sept. 2011. Web. 21 Mar. 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.html>
The article clearly defines the BMI system and obesity in children and adults. For children, the BMI system is gender specific. It measures how fat, or obese a child is based on their weight and height. Although the body mass index does not directly measure fat, it is a reliable source to indicate how over or underweight a child is. A doctor can calculate a child’s BMI by placing his or her height or weight on a growth chart; a growth chart is able to calculate a child’s weight range in regards to other children his or her age across the US.
I intend to use this source to define how obesity can be measured in children. I have already used this source in my definition essay.
- Taubes, Gary. “Is Sugar Toxic?” NY Times Online. Web. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?pagewanted=all>.
The source defines sugar as the most toxic thing a person can put into his or her body. Sugar produces excess empty calories that can lead to multiple medical disorders such as heart failure and diabetes and also is a key factor in obesity. Although there are good sugars, “salable sugars” such as the ones found at the dinner table, should be omitted from every day meals.
I intend to use this source to defend my argument as to why sugar should be omitted from every day life. In my definitional argument i used this to demonstrate that sugar is a food that has already been demonized by modern society.
Many people are learning to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising but not always striving for thin. The article discusses being happy with the body you are given. The article talks about the negative effects on the current “health craze” on a persons body and how it directly correlates with eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. It is counterintuitive to the entire point that my paper is trying to make.
I used this source in my White Paper to to talk about a counterintuitive note about how being skinny is not always “in.”
Defined in the article are the definitions of obesity and morbid obesity. “Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight. Obesity is associated with increased risk of illness, disability, and death. The branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of obesity is known as bariatrics. As obesity has become a major health problem in the United States, bariatrics has become a separate medical and surgical specialty.” The article then progresses to discuss the treatments for obesity and how it is much simpleir than people commonly think. The article states that it is simply a mindset: you need to believe that you can get through being overweight in order to do so; the author of the article claims that a healthy mind is a happy body. Other treatments include moeration and various other common techniques.
I intend to use this article to further my development of the treatments for obesity and how we can help moderate it. I will discuss the treatment techniques and utilize the definitions.
More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese; approximately 17% of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Within the the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. In 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-six states had a prevalence of 25% or more; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of 30% or more.
The article discusses obesity statistics and i intend to use them to emphasis the dangers of obesity and how prominent it is in our society. Using this source will help make my essays seem more realistic and help emphasize the facts about obesity; i will look more reliable when reporting on the essay.