Obesity In America

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    Obesity in America

    Obesity in America Rochanda Robertson Kaplan University CM 220 Unit 6 Sean Froyd 5/22/2012 Americans are forgetting how important exercise and nutrition are needed in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. America has been plagued with “cheap eats,” or inexpensive food that is proving to me very, very unhealthy. Obesity is a very serious medical condition where excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on a person’s health. Obesity

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    standards are too harsh. Gathering all of the statistics that tie heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure to being overweight can lead anyone to this conclusion. These statistics are quite convincing and even a bit scary. The connections of obesity to all of these diseases are for the most part undeniable. If you indulge in a steady diet of fatty foods and do not exercise you will pay the price. Undoubtedly, a lean and muscular body is a more efficient one. But what of all those who eat all

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    What causes obesity in America? Jason absolutely loved to eat food, and frequently, his meals consisted of twice the recommended serving size. He was overweight as a child, with his weight rapidly increasing as he aged. By the age of twenty-two, he had reached the point of obesity, which hindered most of his physical abilities and ruined his social life. He woke up for work every day, struggling to stand up from his bed. Exhausted and breathless, he garnered the strength to stand up and make his

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    Obesity Is a Growing Problem in America

    Obesity is a Growing Problem in America MARY ANN JONES GCU Introduction to Nursing Research NRS-433V Dodie Serafini September 08, 2012 Obesity is a Growing Problem in America Obesity has become a major growing problem in healthcare due to fact that the percentage of obese adults has increased to an alarming 35.7. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.) The medical cost of obese patients in 2008 was estimated at $147 billion which is much higher than people of normal weight. The

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    II. 40.1 million Women. Introduction: Obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increases the risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death. According to the CDC obesity prevalence in the United States was 26.7%. Main Points: Some of the main causes of obesity are: 1) Genetics 2) Environment 3) Behavior 1. Genetics i. Genetics can definitely play a role in obesity ii. Genetic disorders, such as Bardet-Biedl

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    Obesity in America

    Aakash Shah 10/15/12 Effects of Obesity While I am not obese, and I do not ever plan on it, I have a personal connection to obesity and the nature of the epidemic. I am an EMT for the Middlesex Area and I see many different things while on the job. Something that really hit home to me was how obesity was so widespread yet no one cared to turn his or her cheeks toward the issue. I have personally seen many different cases of obese people that struggle with the simplest tasks, including going to

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    America and Obesity

    America and Obesity Advanced Composition Devry University Justina Brown America and Obesity In the back of your mind, you might be thinking…how did your body change so quickly? It was like almost overnight. It starts with just being a little overweight to having to buy some more jeans. Facts announced by Dr. Neil Hutcher (2011) “Obesity is a disease that affects 34 percent of adults age 20 and over in the United States, which amounts to more than 72 million people. About 32.2 percent of

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    Obesity and HRCA and PPACA Jody Forsyth University of Phoenix HCS 430 Norman Greene October 29, 2012 Obesity is a high priority medical problem currently affecting, experienced and fought throughout the United States. Over the last 30 years obesity has increased in children, adolescents and adults. Obesity has been affecting individuals for a long time however not until the 1980s did obesity become considered an epidemic with public health. The concern about the

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    Childhood Obesity ENG 122 Childhood Obesity Obesity is a serious medical condition that is defined as an abnormal constant accumulation of excess body fat that are usually twenty percent or more of a persons average body weight, according to PubMed Health (Obesity in Children) September 2011. Children are the biggest targets of this deadly disease of being overweight. In the U.S. childhood obesity has been on an alarming high rate, which has been impacting the health of American people

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    Childhood Obesity in America

    America’s Children. Cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are just a few health concerns that are linked with obesity; a preventable, curable, and manageable disease that hundreds of thousands of people face all around the world. The only thing worse than having to face these health issues as an adult, is having to face them as a child. Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic in America today. This issue is leading to an unhealthy future for individual kids, but also for society as a whole. As the

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    Trends in America Surrounding Childhood Obesity

    Trends in America Surrounding Childhood Obesity In the past 40 years obesity rates for children age 6 to 11 nearly tripled—from 5% to 14%—and more than tripled for adolescents age 12 to 19—from 5% to 17.1% (NCLS.org). There are many reasons behind obesity rates tripling in the past thirty years. One reason is that around 30% of U.S. children do not exercise three or more times a week (NCLS.org). Another reason why childhood obesity has tripled in the past thirty years is that urban and suburban

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    Obesity

    Mahreen Kalam Student I.D. 3033538 Assignment 5: OBESITY IN AMERICA Course: ENG 255 Contact: mehreen112002@yahoo.com OBESITY IN AMERICA Obesity, a word which can brings anyone‘s attention into focus these days and a top contributor to other diseases as the obesity related illnesses are currently responsible for 300,000 deaths per year in the United States .As per the latest official statistics, nearly 25 percent of Canadian

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    ------------------------------------------------- IS Obesity really an epidemic in America? Introduction; What is obesity? Obesity or being overweight is basically having to much body fat compared to muscle. It is unhealthy to carry extra body fat and therefore it is considered a major health risk, due to the health issues is can cause to individuals including children. Obesity has been on the rise in the past 20 years as lifestyles and eating habits have changed in the average American home. (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-definition/)

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    Obesity In America Damone Jackson Devry University English 135 Dr. Dominguez 8/28/2012 Obesity in America Obesity has become a major factor in today’s society, mostly too poor dieting. There are quite a few reasons that we have this problem today, one of them is that our economy is not the best right now and healthy food is fairly expensive. Our cultural progress and our need to have

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    Obesity and the Effects of Fast Food in America

    behind this country having one of the unhealthiest populations any continent has to offer. This fascination of fast food had to start somewhere. Not only that but so did awareness that this particular industry may single handedly be responsible for obesity in this country. There are few topics actually that will help to understand this phenomenon a little further beyond the awareness of fast food. There was legislation that was passed that was supposed to help Americans understand what they are consuming

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    Obesity in America Julie Slomczenski In the United States today, obesity has become an enormous problem. In the last 3 decades, the number of people overweight has increased dramatically. A study done by the Centers of Disease Control showed that since 1980, one third of our adult population has become overweight. America is the richest but also the fattest nation in the world, and our obese backsides are the butt of jokes in every other country (Klein 28). The 1980s were a time when Americans

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    Obesity an American Epidemic HCS/552 Karen L. Chambers University of Phoenix Monday June 4, 2012 Professor James Hamilton Obesity an American Epidemic Numerous research studies have confirmed that poor eating habits, lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle are the prime contributors to obesity in the US. Because of on the go life styles, fast food consumption and microwave meals, people have sacrificed their health. Instead of eating pure, wholesome foods, many people opt to eat a diet

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    Obesity in America

    BIBLIOGRAPHY Hunter, W.(2006) Obesity. Modern Day Epedemic.Broomall, Pennsylvania: Mason Crest Publishers Inc. July 21, 2011. U.S. Obesity Trends. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html 2012. Mellissa’s Story [My 600 Pound Life]. TLC (2010, February 22). Obesity timebomb: Eight in 10 men will be overweight by 2020. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved from www.health.am Melissa wakes up around seven or eight a.m. and turns

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    treatment for obesity is in high demand right now because it is a huge epidemic within our country and because it is such a big problem physicians are coming up with new treatments to help prevent and stop obesity. Procedures such as the Lap Band and gastric bypass surgery are treatments that were not around twenty years ago but are now so common because there is such a demand for it. 2. Discuss the impact on State funds for Medicare and Medicaid. See Table 1, Estimated Adult Obesity-Attributable

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    Obesity

    Michael McCarthy PED200 Factors Influencing Obesity Did you know America is ranked as one of the most obese countries in the world? If you were to just take a second to look around the reasons are quite obvious. Fast food chains are on every block. This is because unhealthy food is so much cheaper than the healthy food that we should all be eating. Also these new technology coming out every year to make our lives easier and lazier, also high amounts of stress are all factors to weight gain in

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    Obesity in America

    obes Keysha Smith Obesity in America English The reason for obesity in America is because of people not eating healthy foods. Most people today do not take out time to exercise nor do they eat healthy foods. In today society people eat fast food more than three times a day. An also instead of children going out and play they sit in the house and play video games and watch T.V. Most Americans do not understand what eating healthy is or what

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    Obesity

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Definition Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of the person's height in metres, exceeds 30 kg/m2. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly

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    Should the public find solutions to the problem of obesity? In the early ‘80s, the news media portrayed the problem of obesity as an American problem. With many news articles and news series on the topic, politicians began a campaign to reduce the number of Americans who are considered obese. Politicians began their quest to limit the number of fast food restaurant in cities across America. They also enforce laws that limit fast food restaurants from setting up near schools or playgrounds to

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    PHI - 001 Critical Thinking Professor Catherine Newman Obesity in America 3/14/2014

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    Obesity in America A single overweight person might not warrant much attention, but a nation whose population is increasingly obese is cause for concern. In the United States there is a small amount of children and teenagers that are looked at as overweight. Obesity is one of the high risk factors in America many children and teenagers is suffering from this issue. Doctors say that obesity causes diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. If some people understood the effects of obesity, they would

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    Reasons There Is Obesity in America

    Reasons there is Obesity in America. Norma A. England COMM/215 March 2, 2014 David Libhart Reasons there is Obesity in America. Obesity in America is a growing problem, doubling the percentage of people affected since 1990. (Menifield, 2008). Two thirds of Americans considered obese, having a body mass index of thirty and above. (Ward-Smith, 2010). In 2000, obese people cost the country 117 billion dollars, 61 billion dedicated to medical bills. People who are obese suffer from many medical

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    Obesity in America

    PROFESSOR LISA D. HERZOG SUMMER 2013 MONDAY 6:00 P.M TO 10:00 P.M. IRVINE GRADUATE CAMPUS ------------------------------------------------- Obesity Lawsuits Against the Fast Food Industry Final Paper August 2, 2013 Breanna Neal I. Introduction Should you be able to sue a restaurant such as McDonald’s for your obesity? Well, it depends who you ask. The customers of such fast-food companies believe their health problems were caused by overeating their addictive fatty foods

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    Obesity In our world today people have easy access to food, every corner we look we find at least one restaurant or a café and in every corner there is a super market or a gas station that sells some sort of food and snacks. Entering a small market it is easier to spot the unhealthy junk food such as chips and chocolate; they are usually placed in the center of the store, where as the healthy choices are usually set on the sides or in the back. As technology develops the food Inc. is getting larger

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    Overweight and Obesity in America

    and Obesity in America Mary Watts ENG 122 English Composition II Instructor: Professor James Lange July 7, 2014 According to the National Institute of Health, obesity is defined as having an excess of body fat. Obesity is more prevalent when a person has a body mass index of 30 or more. Being obese differs from being overweight, in that being overweight can be caused from extra fat, muscle, bone, or water. It is well known in the United States that obesity is a

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    costs and write a report that details how much obesity increases costs. Obesity is a common problem that has occurred in today’s society. It can even occur in adults and children. It is a very serious health issue where people are past classified as overweight. It has to do with excessive body fat that a person has gained to where it is now a health issue. It can lead to reduced life if not sought professional medical help. Some people with obesity have surgery that removes the excess weight so

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    best healthiest lunch, but in all honesty, this is what I felt like eating in the short amount of time I had to grab a “lunch”. I thought it was pretty ironic that while I was reading about all these “unhealthy” food options, I was eating them. This obesity epidemic has carved its way so deep into our lives, there is possible room to improve, but it’s difficult to come up with some miracle solution to make it disappear. Kelley Brownell suggests that the legislature should get rid of food advertising

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    Obesity in America

    Obesity in America a Family Epidemic Tamara Garwood American InterContinental University Abstract What comes to mind when you see an overweight child or adult? Do your thoughts lead you to automatically blame the individual for not being more physically active, eating correctly, or do you blame the parents for not monitoring the consumption of the child? It is easy to automatically draw judgment on those that are overweight in our society because, although obesity is more prevalent in our

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    Obesity Rising in America

    Obesity Rising in America Florida State College of Jacksonville People are becoming more obese in America.  According to Ferraro and Kelley-Moore (2003), "The number of people in America considered obese has been steadily rising since the 1960s, up 12 % since then.  Obesity is not to be confused with being overweight.  Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 according to the National Heart, Lung

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    Leading America Away from Obesity

    Leading America Away From Obesity By: Amber Stroh New health policies are being enacted to educate Americans about healthy eating patterns in hopes of absolving the obesity epidemic, but those at highest risk have low-income and may be unable to comply. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s research, approximately one in seven Americans in 2013 struggled with food insecurity; slightly less, at a rate of one out of ten, are households with children (Coleman-Jensen, Gregory

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    until my mom and I had a discussion about my possible health issues I could come across because of the diabetes that run in my family. That’s all it took for me to change my ways. There are so many contributing factors to childhood and adult obesity but the main factor in my opinion is fast food and restaurants. I’ve worked in the restaurant business for years and witnessed people order ridiculous portion sizes and finish it all just because it was a good deal. Most restaurants don’t even have

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    The High Rate of Obesity Effects in America

    Obesity has become one of the largest epidemics in America over the last decade and it continues to grow worse. More than one third of the population in America is obese, which is very alarming. The belief that depression is one of the leading causes of obesity is widely shared. In recent years, we have seen the rate of obesity climb to new heights and the increasing number of health initiatives to help lower the growth rate. Mental There's no doubt that depression and obesity are linked. One

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    Obesity in America

    Obesity in America Our nation’s obesity problem has become an extremely pronounced problem in our country. We were once known as a healthy country that knew the meaning of the word moderation, but that has quickly took a turn for the worst and is now almost obsolete. We always need to “supersize it” or get the biggest thing available on the menu. One of the largest contributors and causes to this ongoing epidemic is the fast food industry. With the low-cost easy to get foods many people would

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    Obesity in America

    Obesity Obesity Obesity Guys every one that knows me knows I am so passionate about reading on how much obesity is a problem in America and even all over the world. I love learning about nutrition and how obesity can be beat for good. I wish I could grab everyone all over the U.S and tell them to read more on nutrition and the right way to eat. For this reason, I research on obesity all over America because I want to end it some way some how I want to be apart of ending the epidemic

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    Childhood Obesity in America

    Claudia Rawa Mrs. Donlan Advanced Composition 20 February 2016 Childhood Obesity in America Obesity is the condition characterized by the excessive amount of fat storage in the body. Childhood obesity is a major health concern in todays society. Obesity can lead to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Also, self-esteem issues, which can lead to eating disorders, depression, and crash diets (Mayo Clinic Staff). Most children these days are classified as being

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    Soc 100 Assignment 3 Obesity in America

    Assignment 3 Obesity in America Click Link Below To Buy: http://hwcampus.com/shop/soc-100-assignment-3-obesity-in-america/ Due Week 9 and worth 65 points Obesity in America is considered an epidemic. There are many contributing factors to obesity (both childhood and adult), such as biological, environmental, social, or economic factors. Review the information on obesity on pages 383 to 385 in the textbook. You may also use the Internet or Strayer Library to research obesity and its causes

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    Childhood Obesity in America

    Childhood obesity is a fast growing epidemic in the US. Approximately seventeen percent of children and adolescents between the ages of two and nineteen are obese. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the definition of obesity is “a BMI at or above the ninety-fifth percentile for children of the same age and sex.” (2012). There are many risks involving childhood obesity. Children who are obese run the risk of having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased risk of diabetes

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    Obesity in America: Balko vs Zinczenko

    Rachael Burgess ID# 0281953 Eng. 101-F2 Short Essay Obesity in America: Balko vs Zinczenko Obesity is a growing problem in the US. There are many ways to go around trying and fixing it. Whiter they’re right or wrong is the question. How they go about it is another thing entirely. David Zinczenko and Radley Balko are from opposing sides on this issue. Zinczenko takes the sides of those who chose to blame the fast food companies. While Balko states that everyone should have personal responsibility

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    Obesity in America

    Dani Park Kines 1 M 2:00pm – 4:50pm Critical Thinking Paper Obesity In America Obesity is one of the most commonly discussed issues in America today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.8 percent of adults are overweight and 35.7 percent are obese. Also, 31.8 percent of American children and adolescents are overweight and 16.9 percent are obese. Moreover, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn if Americans do not change their diet and living

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    Obesity in America

    Obesity is a real problem here in America. A problem that I can personally relate to due to my family’s history with this disease. How did we get here? It’s more complex than what I will show here in this essay, but I will give three main reason why the United States has such a struggle with weight and why more than 1/3 of our nation is facing obesity and 68% of Americans are overweight. The world as we know it today has become fast-paced and very competitive. The days of people working one job

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    Hunger & Obesity in America

    Introduction: In his article, “5 Myths about hunger in America,” Robert Egger (2010) links hunger to obesity, malnourishment, economic and national security, as well as wastefulness, jobs and wages. He discusses the myth that hunger is thought to only exist in poor countries and points out the increasing number of American families affected by hunger. Egger (2010) goes on to describe how malnourishment and obesity are linked to hunger due to government subsidies promoting consumption of poor

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    Obesity in America

    Research suggests obesity in America is an epidemic because of people’s diet, lifestyle, and genetic inheritance. Obesity is a chronic disease that can and will seriously affect one’s health. Health professionals agree that obesity has now reached epidemic status in our country. Over one third of American adults are obese. Obesity also affects children and is more prevalent now than in previous years. And the numbers are increasing. Diet and nutrition play a major role in the United States epidemic

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    How bad is the obesity epidemic in the United States? The Center for Disease Control reports that obesity is second only to smoking as a leading cause of death. Obesity is not just limited to the adult population but also significantly affects children across all races and ethnicities. A statistical chart by Kaiser Family Foundation in 2011 has identified 72% of African Americans, 70% of Native Americans, 69% of Hispanics, 62% of Caucasians and 41% of Asian/Pacific Islanders are overweight or

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    Obesity

    Epidemiology Study: Teen Obesity N J Nur 408 January 9, 2012 Felita Patterson, MPH, RN Epidemiology Study: Teen Obesity Teenage obesity is on the rise this country. In the last couple of decades, the world has changed in a startling and dramatic way. Computers, computer games, the Internet, and extended free time have pushed the numbers of teenage obesity to an alarming figure (Teen obesity, 2011). While there’s no one cause of obesity; the factors that can make someone obese are a variety

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    Running head: OBESITY HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC 1 Obesity Has Become an Epidemic Helen Wyatt Strayer University OBESITY HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC 2 Lately more and more is being said about a certain “obesity epidemic” that allegedly afflicts a large proportion of the countries of the world and threatens a global health catastrophe. It’s the fastest –growing cause

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    Jovann Gulliver 10/21/11 ENGL107-1104A-20 Professor Slotemaker Unit 1 Individual Project Obesity In America Obesity has and will continue to affect the American people on a negative scale. Unless we change our prospective on how to fight this battle, we will continue to lose. There are many underlying factors that suggest that obesity is more defined than just a food lover’s disease. The main factors are one’s environment, one’s stress management, and one’s genetic makeup. Someone’s environment

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