For your assignment this week, search current literature and news articles to find a current controversy related to
obesity, summarize the main arguments of each point of view and the evidence to support that argument. After
reviewing the information, discuss your own reactions to the information and provide your conclusions about the
topic. Be sure to support your views with careful reasoning.
Reviewing your assigned readings for the week, summarize the main arguments in support of obesity as a global
epidemic. Be sure to provide supporting empirical data/evidence.
Next, synthesize Campos’ and others’ main arguments in support of the view that being overweight is not a
problem of epidemic proportions. Finally, after reviewing the data and the arguments concerning this
controversial issue, discuss your own reactions and arrive at your own conclusions—making certain to support
your views with careful reasoning.
Length: 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages
References: Include a minimum of three (3) to five (5) scholarly resources. In addition to these specified
resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the
course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect
scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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