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Dissertations - ProQuest Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses October
ProQuest Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses October 2018
Obesity and overweight in adolescents: relationship among physical activity, physical fitness, biological maturity and socioeconomic status. Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto - Portugal. Os alunos com sobrepeso e obesidade foram mais inaptos. The aim of this study was to relate physical activity, physical fitness, maturation and socioeconomic status with the prevalence of ponderal risk in adolescents.
Obesity rates in the United States are at record highs, a trend that costs the country billions of dollars each year in medical expenses and lost productivity. Experts cite a range of causes, including sedentary lifestyles, ads that aggressively market fattening food to children and hormonal factors that doom many diets to failure. A number of studies link excess weight to heart disease, diabetes and other health problems, but some nutritionists say people with obesity often live long, healthy lives. Experts also debate the value of taxes on junk food and sugary beverages, with some saying such steps unfairly punish people living in areas where healthy food is often unavailable.