What Is Wrong With Being Overweight/Obese?

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  • 1. 

    People who are overweight as children are likely to be overweight as adults?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "People who are overweight as children are likely to be overweight as adults" is true. Numerous studies have shown that childhood obesity often persists into adulthood. This can be due to a combination of genetic factors, unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity, and environmental factors. Additionally, overweight children are more likely to develop chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, which can further contribute to weight gain in adulthood. Therefore, it is important to address childhood obesity early on to prevent long-term health consequences.

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  • 2. 

    A type of heart disease, arteriosclerosis (the hardening of the arteries) puts a strain on the body causing what disease?

    • A.

      Whooping cough

    • B.

      Hypertension

    • C.

      Cavities

    • D.

      Diarrhea

    • E.

      Kidney stones

    Correct Answer
    B. Hypertension
    Explanation
    Arteriosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, can lead to hypertension, which is high blood pressure. This occurs because the narrowed and hardened arteries make it difficult for blood to flow freely, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood through the body. This increased strain on the body can result in hypertension.

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  • 3. 

    Heart disease is most common in what race

    Correct Answer
    African American
    Explanation
    Heart disease is most common in African Americans. This can be attributed to various factors such as higher rates of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes in this racial group. Additionally, African Americans tend to have a higher prevalence of risk factors like smoking and poor diet. Socioeconomic factors, including limited access to healthcare and higher levels of stress, may also contribute to the higher rates of heart disease in this population.

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  • 4. 

    Heart disease kills more people than cancer

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally, claiming more lives than cancer. It is responsible for a significant number of deaths each year due to factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and lack of physical activity. Heart disease encompasses various conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and heart failure. Therefore, the statement that heart disease kills more people than cancer is true, highlighting the importance of preventive measures and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart disease.

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  • 5. 

    People with too much insulin being produced in the body can develop what disease

    • A.

      Shin splints

    • B.

      Laryngitis

    • C.

      Gonorrhea

    • D.

      Diabetes

    Correct Answer
    D. Diabetes
    Explanation
    When the body produces too much insulin, it can lead to a condition called diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to effectively use the insulin it produces. This results in high blood sugar levels, which can lead to various health complications if not properly managed. Shin splints, laryngitis, and gonorrhea are unrelated to insulin production and do not cause diabetes.

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  • 6. 

    The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) has classified the increase of obesity among the US population as an epidemic

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indeed classified the increase of obesity among the US population as an epidemic. This classification is based on the significant and widespread increase in obesity rates across the country, which has led to numerous health problems and increased healthcare costs. The CDC recognizes obesity as a major public health concern and has implemented various programs and initiatives to address and prevent its further spread.

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  • 7. 

    Kids who start out overweight are more likely to develop psychosocial dysfunctional problems as they age

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Children who are overweight at a young age are more prone to experiencing psychosocial dysfunctional problems as they grow older. This could be due to various factors such as low self-esteem, social isolation, bullying, and discrimination. The negative experiences and stigma associated with being overweight can lead to psychological distress and difficulties in social interactions. Therefore, it is likely that kids who start out overweight have a higher risk of developing psychosocial dysfunctional problems as they age.

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  • 8. 

    List one area on the body that can develop orthopedic complications related to being overweight

    Correct Answer
    feet
    Explanation
    Being overweight can put excessive pressure on the feet, leading to various orthopedic complications. The feet bear the weight of the entire body, and when someone is overweight, this weight becomes significantly higher. The increased load can strain the ligaments, tendons, and joints in the feet, causing conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, bunions, and stress fractures. Additionally, excess weight can also contribute to the development of conditions like arthritis in the feet. Therefore, the feet are an area of the body that can develop orthopedic complications due to being overweight.

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  • 9. 

    Living in which region of the US can increase the prevalence of overweight populations

    • A.

      The west coast

    • B.

      The north east

    • C.

      The South

    • D.

      Hawaii

    Correct Answer
    C. The South
    Explanation
    Living in the South region of the US can increase the prevalence of overweight populations. This is because the South has higher rates of obesity compared to other regions. Factors such as cultural and dietary habits, lack of access to healthy food options, sedentary lifestyles, and socioeconomic factors contribute to the higher prevalence of overweight populations in the South.

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  • 10. 

    Physical Education is on the increase in schools across america

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Physical Education is increasing in schools across America. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that Physical Education is not on the increase in schools across America.

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  • 11. 

    Most public health interventions for overweight prevention in children are conducted through the schools

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Public health interventions for overweight prevention in children are commonly conducted through schools because schools provide a convenient and accessible setting to reach a large number of children. Schools can implement various strategies such as providing nutritious meals, promoting physical activity, educating students about healthy habits, and creating supportive environments. Additionally, schools have the advantage of reaching children from diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses, making it an effective platform for addressing the issue of childhood overweight.

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