Amanda, Aaron, Andrew

Statement of Purpose: Obesity is not just an American problem but worldwide

“The World Health Organization predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese.” -BBC News

Wordle:

The worldwide obesity epidemic.

P T James, R Leach, E Kalamara, M Shayeghi (2001)
Obesity Research 9 Suppl 4 (November) p. 228S-233S

 

The obesity epidemic is a worldwide phenomenon

B M Popkin, C M Doak (1998)
Nutrition Reviews 56 (4) p. 106-114

 

Concept Map:

 

Gapminder:

BMI in women: www.bit.ly/OBrwRf

BMI in men: www.bit.ly/THVWQK

 

Obesity Rates by Country

Obesity Rates by State

 

“According to the CDC, in 2010 every state had 20 percent or more of its population suffering from obesity.” -WHO

 

Diabetes Rates by Country

 

Obese Children by Country

 

Sources: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7151813.stm

 

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