4 Reasons Why Fad Diets Are Bad For You. Reader Digest.ca. Reader Digest.ca, n.d. Web.
20 April 2019.
Readers Digest is a leading global, multi-brand and multi-platform media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. The 4 Reasons Why Fad Diets Are Bad for You article shows the reader a good reasoning even it is not a big piece of writing. There is no bias present.in the article it basically provides the reasoning of why fad diet is bad for you.
I chose this topic as a starting point to learn more on the fad diet industry and the dangers and health risks many people face. Losing weight was a huge problem for me the couple past years. Using Google search, I found this article by using the key words Diet+Fads+Dangers, it was the first link to come up on the search results page.
D B Allison, R Zannolli, and K M Narayan.
The Direct Health Care Costs of Obesity in the
United States. American Journal of Public Health August 1999: Vol. 89, No. 8, pp.
1194-1199. Web. 20 April 2019.
David B. Allison and Raffaella Zannolli are with the Obesity Research Center Hospital. Raffaella Zannolli is also with the Department of Pediatrics. Venkat Narayan is with the Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this article comprehensive data was collected to examine whether the estimated direct health care costs relating to obesity resulting from a specified cause and are offset by the increased mortality rate among obese individuals. I did not find any biases in this source. The intended audience is someone in the medical field already. This will be a good article to review for obesity essay. I found this site by doing a Google search. I used the key words: health care, cost, obesity, and statistics. It brought me to a link to scholarly articles.
“Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Adult Obesity Facts.”
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 June 2015. Web. 20 April 2019.
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services that is run by the US Government. On their web site they lay out the facts around childhood obesity. These facts include; how many children in the US are affected by obesity and how household income plays into this epidemic. This is general information and is available to everyone interest in this topic. It gives good general information and article leads to other resources for review. When doing research on obesity I think this is a great start, it gets you looking at many different factors and who it affects. I found this web site by doing a Google search using obesity+children+statistic site:gov, it brought me to the search page, it was the third link down.
“Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Childhood Obesity Facts.”
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 September 2015. Web. 20 April 2019.
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services that is run by the US Government. On their web site they lay out the facts around adult obesity. These facts include; how many people are affected by obesity, what group are affects (ethnic, age, and income), and provide estimates on how much is spent on medical cost annually. The CDC uses self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to gather data on adult obesity. This is general information and is available to everyone interest in these statistic. When doing research on obesity I think this is a great place to start, it gets you looking at many different factors and who it affects. I found these statistics on the CDC web site by doing a Google search by using obesity+statistic site:gov, it was the first link that popped up in my search results.
Karnik, Sameera, and Amar Kanekar. “Childhood obesity: a global public health crisis.
International Journal of Preventive Medicine 3.1 (2012): Web. 20 April 2019.
Kanekar Amar is an assistant professor of the Department of Health Studies at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Although they collected data from research collected from 1999-2011, this article is cited by many other articles. The purpose of this article is to provide various factors resulting childhood obesity, it also discusses a variety of solutions and how the government is addressing the obesity epidemic. The articles audience is presumed to be anybody in the medical field. I can use this data for my essay as it provides good information and leads to other questions. I found this web site by doing a Google search by using obesity+children+statistic site:gov, it brought me to a link regarding scholarly articles.
Lyn of Escape from Obesity. Blog: Escape from Obesity. CreativeCommons, n.d.
Web. 20 April 2019.
Lyn is an overweight blogger, who like the rest of us is fed up with all the diet hype. She started her blog in 2007 and currently has 3137 people following her today. In her blog she addresses the struggles with eating, how she tries to motivate herself, and how she feels mentally and physically along the way. I chose this blog as a research topic because it is always nice to see how real people are feeling first hand. This will not be a large part of my research but it puts a little perspective on how people are really feeling about being obese and the struggles they face. I found this blog by doing a basic Google search; I just typed in obesity blog sites. The site name was very intriguing so I clicked on it.
“What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?” National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute, 13 July 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2016.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is the global leadership in research, training, and education programs, it helps promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. The article addresses some of the main heath concerns associated with obesity. Some examples are: high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. The article is to inform the general public of the dangers of being obese. This is a good starting point for any research regarding obesity. I found this web site by doing a Google search and using these key words; health+obesity and adding site:gov at the end, it was the first link to pop up and the search result page.