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Background Paper On 12 Domains Of Culture

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The biggest health epidemic weighing down our great nation is fortunately preventable. This epidemic which cost Americans $190 billion dollars last year and the DOD alone 1.1 billion has many roots and causes, as well as preventative measures. If actively pursued this heavy burden of illness can be drastically reduced and prevented in our culture. This epidemic is obesity, and consumption is our biggest preventative measure to reduce healthcare costs and the disease burden from this illness on our nation.
Get America Fit Foundation states that obesity, a condition where your body mass index is greater than or equal to 30 percent is the number two cause of preventable death in the United States. Deaths as a result of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and complications of type 2 diabetes are the most cited. The mental health effects, sleep apnea and infertility issues caused by obesity, paired with reduced worker productivity and chronic absence from work cost our nation financially, as well as impair our efficiency in ways that are immeasurable. Our youth are some of the largest in the world; 17% of our nation’s youth are obese and are facing a generational burden of 60% of these affected children having one or more signs of heart disease by adolesence. Fortunately there are ways we can reduce this heavy burden if we are aware of the issues contributing to it.
American culture has become characterized by environments that promote physical inactivity and increased consumption of less healthy food. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service the average dietary intake of calories in 2012 was just under 2700 calories per person, per day. Compared to Americans in the 1950s we today eat 57 more pounds of meat per person per year, consume four times more cheese and drink 38% less milk – replaced with 1...


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