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Obesity Issues in Young Adults of UK : Research Report

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RESEARCH PROJECT(Investigation in obesity for young adults aged 18-25)
TABLE OF CONTENTSTASK 1: RESEARCH PROPOSAL................................................................................................1Research Project Outline Specification.......................................................................................1Research Aim and Objectives......................................................................................................1Research questions.......................................................................................................................1Rationale of the study..................................................................................................................2Literature Review.........................................................................................................................2TASK 2: RESEARCH PROJECT...................................................................................................2The factors that contribute to the process of research project selection......................................2Ethical issues which has to considered........................................................................................3INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3Rationale of the study:.................................................................................................................4Summary......................................................................................................................................4Literature Review.........................................................................................................................4Plan and procedures for the agreed research specification..........................................................6Methodology...................................................................................................................................7DATA ANALYSIS.........................................................................................................................8Research evaluation techniques..................................................................................................8Interpretation and analysis of results...........................................................................................8Recommendation.......................................................................................................................10TASK 3 – PRESENTATION.......................................................................................................114.1 Presentation..........................................................................................................................11REFERENCES................................................................................................................................1APPENDIX......................................................................................................................................4
TASK 1: RESEARCH PROPOSALResearch Project Outline SpecificationIn today's world, there are many issues or problems which arise at the age of 18 to 25.Among these issues, one of the fastest growing problems is obesity. It can be determined as acondition in which people gain so much fat that affects their health negatively (Ogden, Carrolland Flegal, 2014). This is creating issues for the people who are in between the age of 18 to 25.This further result to create many diseases like cancer, diabetes, diseases related to heart, etc. Inaddition to this, there are several other impacts of obesity. According to a survey, it was foundthat out of ten, seven people are affected from obesity (Faith, Van Horn and Wylie-Rosett,2012). There are many reasons of obesity among which few of the reasons are changing lifestyle,changing eating habits, increase in diseases, etc.The present research focuses on obesity and its reasons as it affects the health of peoplefrom the age of 18 to 25 in UK (Chang, Van Horn and Kramer, 2013). Further, search will bedone to know the precautions that need to be taken in order to overcome obesity and to live ahealthy life. According to a research, it was found that it is one of the main reasons because ofwhich UK is facing preventable deaths. This research is conducted in respect with of UKwherein many cases come related to serious obesity.Research Aim and ObjectivesThe main aim of present research is toinvestigate obesity issues in young adults of UKaged between 18 to 25In order to conduct the research in more effective manner; following arethe objectives which will be achieved in this research:To identify the concept of obesity.To evaluate the causes of obesity among young adults.To evaluate the impact of obesity in young adults aged 18 to 25 in UK.To recommend various ways through which obesity could be decreased in UK.Research questionsFollowing are the questions which would be covered in order to conduct the researcheffectively:What is meant by obesity?What are the causes of obesity among young adults in UK?1
What is the impact of obesity in young adults aged 18 to 25 in UK?How to reduce obesity in UK?Rationale of the studyIn the fast growing world, people do not find time for themselves. In order to save time,they prefer to have fast food. This is one of the main issues of obesity as it contains high fat(Owens, Carskadon and Murray, 2014). The lifestyle and habits of people are changing and dueto which young people from the age of 18 to 25 are facing serious obesity issues. Another reasonof increasing obesity is due to increase in diseases. There are many new diseases due to whichpeople take medicines and it results in increase of fat in the body.It was found that in UK therewhere highest level of people having obesity, thus it is very essential for to conduct study there.Literature ReviewAccording toSteffen, Van Horn and Duffey, 2014“obesity can be determined as a waythrough which too much body weight is described” (Steffen, Van Horn and Duffey, 2014). Onthe other hand,Xiao, Arem and Matthews, 2013stated that “obesity is an abnormal increase inbody weight which leads to many diseases” (Xiao, Arem and Matthews, 2013). It is veryessential for people, especially young people to take care of their health in order to prevent fromobesity. As per theSonneville, Horton and Field, 2013“obesity leads to heart diseases, diabetes,etc.” (Sonneville, Horton and Field, 2013). It is very essential to take appropriate precautions soas to overcome it.Mueller, Sacher and Schroeter, 2012stated that “awareness developsinformation and a sense of care regarding the issues which can arise” (Mueller, Sacher andSchroeter, 2012). It is important to make aware regarding obesity so that individuals can takeappropriate steps to overcome obesity. The average life expectancy has come down and one ofthe reasons is that of increase in obesity and lack of awareness. It is easily preventable and itcould be done by making people aware regarding it.TASK 2: RESEARCH PROJECTThe factors that contribute to the process of research project selectionAs it was discussed above, the research is done oninvestigation in obesity for youngadults aged 18-25. Following are the factors because of which researcher has selected this topic:Personal interest:The topic selected is one of the major issues for deaths in the UK. It iseasily preventable but still people die because of limited knowledge (Cohen, Dempster and2
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