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Obesity (30 % over ideal body weight) by Mind Map: Obesity  (30 % over ideal body weight)
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Obesity (30 % over ideal body weight)

Socioeconomic Status

Fast food is cheaper and easier

Unhealhy food is more affordable

Activity Level

Kids arent as active

Kids are active so parents let them eat whatever they want

Children follow their parents Activity factors


People arent educated

Eat all calories necessary for one day in one meal


Risk of death is 3.5 to 5 times greater for obese smokers

20 percent of obese adults in the United States smoke

Obese smokers face a greater risk of death from cancer and circulatory disease.

Genetic Factors

Bad genes, gentically obese family

Metabolic and Endocrine Factors


African Americans tend to suffer from overweight/ obesity more

More than half of all Americans are overweight or obese and the percentages are most shocking for women of color.

African-American, American Indian and Hispanic-American women have the highest risk of becoming overweight

Asians have the lowest rate


Women tend to have a higher body fat then males

More women are obese, but more men are overweight.

Obese men are 30 to 40 percent more likely to die of cancer than normal weight men are


As you get older your metabolism slows down

Chil­dren of­ten be­come over­weight by age two

Chil­dren whose BMI ex­ceeded that of 85 per­cent of the gen­er­al popula­t­ion were clas­si­fied as over­weight. Nine­ty per­cent were re­corded as over­weight be­fore age five


If you are obese during pregnancy you can put your child at risk


Arent on a particular schedule

Dont have time to cook dinner

Fast food is faster and easier