Obesity and Chronic Disease

  1. We have an epidemic of obesity in the United States, and there is concern for the health of both adults and children. 2. is obesity related to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease (= heart disease and stroke), and cancer? 3. Discuss this topic by addressing these chronic diseases, which are some of the 7 leading causes of death in the USA. One of the questions to consider is: can type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease be eliminated or reversed by losing weight? Or can our food choices, activity parameters, and fat intake assist in leading longer lives free of cancer? 4. As before, please cite and reference at least one scientific source (e.g. your textbook or a peer-reviewed article for bonus points) to justify your argument.

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