Body Fat and Eating Disorders Paper
Help you understand health consequences of being overweight or underweight, the health issues associated with improper weight and also diseases associated with eating disorders.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1/3 (33.8%) of U.S. adults are obese. Visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html and read about the causes and consequences of obesity. Additionally, watch the “Obesity Epidemic” video at http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/ObesityEpidemic/.
Write a 500- to 1000-word in APA format explaining what you learned from the website and video on obesity that surprised you? Explain what you have learned and address the following:
- Describe body composition and the risks associated with excess body fat.
- Assess factors that influence the obesity epidemic.
- What are some health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder? Explain, from a physiological standpoint, how eating disorders may lead to health problems. Provide at least three examples to support your answer.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.