Obesity goes back a long way. For many years billions of people have been obese and overweight. It was actually considered good at a time. Being obese meant that the person was wealthyand had lots of money, and it also meant being able to buy food wouldn’t be a problem. Which by looking at their weight would be obvious.
As a health care professional it is our position statementthat obesity should be considered as a disease. Overweight and obese adults are considered at risk for developing diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, coronary heartdisease, and certain type of cancers. An average of 300,000 deaths is associated with obesity and the total economic cost of obesity in U.S. was about $ 117 billion in 2000. As health careprofessionals it is our responsibility to increase public awareness of health consequences of over weight and obesity. Obesity as a disease: Obesity fits all the definitions of ‘disease’, that is, interruptionin bodily function.
II. Position Statement
Obesity is a growing health problem and leading cause of preventable deaths in U.S. As a health care professional it is our position statement thatobesity should be considered as a disease. Over weight along with obese are also at risk for many diseases. However, it is our recommendation that expenses related to weight reduction program should onlybe paid to cure a specific obesity related disease. Medicare and insurance companies should not make payment for treatment of obesity unrelated to a medical condition such as improving a person’sgeneral appearance and well being. As treatment in this context has not been determined to be reasonable and necessary. Various kinds of programs such as nut... [to view the full essay now, purchasebelow]
Causes of Childhood Obesity
Why are children getting fatter?
Food is cheaper than ever. Today, it’s possibly cheaper to eat snacks and ready meals than fruit and vegetables. Work and...