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    Sci288 Obesity

    SCI228 OBESITY! A MAJOR PROBLEM IN MODERN AMERICA WHAT’S ON THE PLATE? Good evening, my name is Obesity and I’ll be your waiter today. So, you want to know what the special of the day is. It’s obesity! There have been several concerns, questions and arguments presented by GMA and in homes across the country regarding the obesity epidemic in modern America. Adding more water and using less salt doesn’t make this bowl of soup healthier nor putting a pad lock on the candy bar, especially if

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    Schools: The Solution To Obesity In the last thirty years the rate of overweight and obese adults has doubled and the rate for children has tripled. Today, more than one-third adult citizens, and seventeen percent of children are overweight (CDC). Unhealthy weight is caused by a lack of physical activity and an unbalanced diet. With the rise of technology and improved living standards in the United States, sedentary lifestyle has become a normal practice in today’s American citizens: using elevators

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    heavily populated area like the San Francisco Bay Area, and with children, who don’t have much money, sometimes are limited to resort to fast food or other unhealthy meals. Obesity refers to the condition of having excessive body fat. Obesity presents a huge problem both physically, mentally, as well as emotionally. People dealing with obesity have to face with humiliation, depression, and sometimes even discrimination. Who is there to blame for this issue? It isn’t likely to find kids exercising

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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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    Obesity: Who Is at Fault?

    Obesity: Who is at Fault? Name University of International Business and Economics Obesity: Who is at Fault? It is no secret that an increasing amount of Americans are gaining weight and much of this blame is put on fast food establishments such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and Krystal’s, to name a few. According to Warren Belasco and Philip Scranton (2002), “The increasing consumption of convenience foods is an international trend influenced by changing lifestyles” (p. 3) From a superficial

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    II Obesity in the United States is at an all-time high. According to a study from 2009-2010, 35.7% of the population is obese (Ogdan, Carroll, & Kit, 2012). Obesity has been associated with a variety of diseases and has a high mortality and morbidly rate among every population in the world. One of the Healthy People 2020 initiatives is to reduce the number of obese Americans. The Surgeon General estimates that 300,000 deaths a year in the United States alone, can be linked to obesity ("Overweight

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    Children and Obesity. Who Are Resposible?

    Children and Obesity: Who is Responsible? In the recent discussion of children and obesity, a controversial issue has been whether we should put the blame on the fast food industry or the parents. On the one hand, some argue that the fast food restaurants aren’t properly labeling their menus. From this perspective, this would look to be the fast food restaurant’s fault. On the other hand, however, others argue that it is the parents’ fault because they are not controlling what their children eat

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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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    Allo64 .  Obesity Vladimir Jean-Philippe ABS 200: Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science Dr. A’ndrea Wilson September, 2nd, 2013 Let’s face it; we’re a nation of fat people. In a world where thin is in and is glamorized by the media, how is it that 68.7% of American adults are either obese or overweight? If we look at the youth of our nation, obesity is even affecting them as well. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years

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    Obesity

    Obesity Accumulation of excessive body fat is known as obesity. Obesity is measured and defined in terms of body mass index (BMI). Body mass index is the numerical way of deciding the appropriate weight range according to the height of an individual. A body mass index of more than 30kg/m2 indicates obesity. It is further classified as severe, morbid and super obesity in the order as the BMI increases. Obesity is a lifestyle disease which is spreading rapidly worldwide. Individuals of all age,

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    Fault Essay

    Fault is defined in terms of responsibility and culpability or blame for something wrong. Responsibility is defined in terms of ability to take rational decisions and rational is defined in terms of reasonableness. Fault is generally an essential requirement of liability in the law of tort. Liability in negligence requires proof of a breach of duty. A breach of duty arises when the defendant fails to act or not act as “the reasonable man” would have. In Bolton v Stone the defendants acted as a reasonable

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    as any degree of obesity can be considered one of the most preventable causes of death in America (Frankle et al. 1). Obesity in the United States has grown over the years with no real solution, however vegetarianism can contribute to overall well-being of any individual. Karlsberg states that obesity is “the condition of being extremely overweight”, being usually about twenty percent over healthy weight (77). Even if one is not obese, but overweight, the problems that obesity has could be the

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    Trinette Rivers Child Obesity Composition 1 National American University 10/15/13 Obesity has become an epidemic in our society today. After reading an article on obesity, I felt like I needed to do more research. What causes obesity? Well too much television and video games and fast food, and sitting on the computer all day. However, that is not all this can also be a hormonal influence on the body

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    Obesity

    Obesity is termed to be a medical condition with excess fat within the body. Various reasons such as medical conditions or the types of food being ingested can cause it. Obesity also increases the chance of getting various diseases one that is common is heart disease. It can also cause certain types of cancer. Obesity has a drastic effect on a person’s lifestyle such as their mobility and just any type of daily activities. It has already been proven that obesity is already a leading concern around

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    Obesity and Cancer According to the National Institute of Health, nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese (2007). Research suggests that obesity may be the most preventable risk factor of cancer for non-smokers, and many studies are testing for the effects that obesity has in all cancers and at specific cancer sites. It is known that obesity plays a significant role in cancer; however, the knowledge of the relationship to all cancers and the overall health effect

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    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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    Project Title: Analyze the reasons for the increasing obesity epidemic in the developed world Introduction ‘Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health’ (World Health Organization, 2013). To accurately define obesity, one’s body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 30 means he or she is obese (ibid). Obesity is increasingly spread all over the world and becomes a global health issue. According to WHO (2013), the population of the obese is twice larger

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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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    Obesity There are a lot of people in this world who have bad habits. Their bad habit might be biting their nails, smoking too much tobacco, or drinking alcohol heavily. However, there is one habit that many people have today in the U.S. which is consuming to much fatty foods. When a person consumes too much food, the person reaches a weight above the average which leads to obesity. Obesity has been the number one thing in the U.S to cause people to be obese based on age, gender, genetics, physical

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    Obesity Capstone Implementation Project Dr. Reid Hope Locklear UNCW Obesity This process of this project was focused on Obesity in which I used information from my Community Assessment to help prepare this project. During completion of the Community Assessment it became clear that one of the major disadvantages that my community suffered from was Obesity. My target audience included a group of participates

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    Obesity 1 Obesity Ashley Wood GEN 499 Dan Hicks April 29, 2014 Obesity 2 Obesity is close to being one of the most significant health issues that children and adults are facing today. Obesity is defined as, " ...having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for

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    Obesity – A Social Problem Society is an integral part one “self”. Social problems are the root cause for many other problems. Being obese is not anymore a personal problem. It is ripened into a huge social problem. Let’s brush up the problems caused due to Obesity in today’s modern world. This is an age of modern living, superior technology, luxurious day-to-day, exaggerated money and last but not the least trending obesity. Growing number of cases of obesity has made it into a fully grown social

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    Who Is to Blame for America’s Obesity Problem

    America’s obesity problem is hardly news. Indeed there are some hints that, among certain groups, it might be abating. But more than one in three American adults and one in six children are fat. Who is to blame? “Fed Up” is directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Katie Couric, a prominent American newscaster, and Laurie David, who made “An Inconvenient Truth”. That film helped to popularise the fight against climate change. Ms David and Ms Couric hope to do the same for fighting flab. Obesity is

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    Obesity

    Obesity is a fast-growing epidemic among young adults due several factors. People are choosing to eat poorly and exercise less. They watch too much TV, play too many video games, eat too much fast food and junk food and are not getting enough exercise or nutrition to balance it out! While many people are healthy and exercise regularly, there is a growing number of adults and children becoming obese. It is costing the NHS millions to deal with the problems that it

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    Obesity Institution Date Analyze with substantial details the pathophysiology of Obesity Obesity is a condition whereby there is excess Accumulation of body fat. Obesity is medically defined in terms of body mass index (BMI). The BMI is the arithmetical way of coming up with the correct weight range as far as the height of an individual is concerned. Obesity is indicated when a body mass index exceeds 30kg/m2. When BMI increases it is further classified as severe, super obesity and morbid.

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    Obesity HCA/250 March 2, 2014 University of Phoenix Obesity One of the leading causes of death in America today is Obesity. There are many different reasons a person will become obese. Whether it be gender, income, age or race it is still an epidemic and a health issue that needs to be addressed. When looking into the issue not only causes need to be addressed, the ways to prevent also need to be cited. People who are obese might not know how to get the help that they need, but education

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    The Fault

    John Green The Fault in Our Stars BACKGROUND INFO BACKGROUND AUTHOR BIO Full Name: John Michael Green Date of Birth: August 24th, 1977 Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana Brief Life Story: John Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Immediately after his birth, Green’s parents moved to Orlando, Florida. During his youth, he attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, a boarding school near Birmingham, Alabama. Later, he attended Kenyon College where he graduated in 2000 with a double major in

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    Obesity

    wealth in their life yet overlooked the importance of health. Recently, the issues related to obesity around the world are increasing as well as in our country. Obesity in Malaysia is growing in an alarming rate and it has associated with multiple problems. Ismail (2002) claimed that 20.7% of Malaysia’s adults are overweight with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9. According to Asia Pacific Family Medicine, obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and

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    Obesity in Childhood

                Child obesity is a very serious concern. Statistics state that one in every five children are obese. With a statistic so frightening, the question that is being raised is, who is the blame? I believe parents should be held accountable for child obesity because as parents they have the most influence and control over the childhood habits that may result in obesity. Child obesity is preventable if mothers and fathers realize the dramatic effect obesity has on the child and their future

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    living in a country with the smallest amount of practical nutritional knowledge. We are living in a land plagued with obesity. Zinczenko offers a solution to a growing problem by advising the fast-food industry to revel the nutritional value of their products to the nation. Rather than keeping the cover over our eyes. There are numerous opinions linked to the cause of obesity, making it nearly impossible to place the blame on just one thing, which professionals seem to be trying to do! Some are

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    Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity Statistics and Facts According to research, Childhood Obesity results in high percentage of Obesity at adult stage as much as 70 percent. What is worse is that this rate is on increase and almost doubled in the last three decades. Let us have a look at more intriguing Statistics and Facts about childhood Obesity Obesity is a major problem, not only in America, but also in most countries, both developed and developing. This is a major concern for the CDC (Centers for Disease

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    At Fault

    Professor Marc McGrath American Literature 221 31 August 2014 "At Fault" by Kate Chopin is a great American novel and wonderful piece of American Literature, the novel takes place after the civil war and is set in the state of Louisiana. Like most would think, back in those days there were a lot of plantations and farming was big back then. Like in the novel, there is a plantation and there were some four thousands acres it rested on. There are many great characters in the novel by Kate

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    my interest – obesity. In my research paper I will discuss some of the causes of obesity, its effects and the health concerns related to obesity and finally offer suggestions as to how obesity can be treated or prevented. Obesity can be defined as “having excess body fat” whereas being overweight is defined as “having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). Obesity is the result

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    Obesity

    The Morbidity of Obesity Throughout the world, 2.8 million, at least, pass away each year as a result of being obese. Obesity is defined as the presence of excess adipose tissue, tissue that is fatty. Obesity is a widespread health problem and many people suffer from it. In individuals, the percentage of body adipose tissue differs by gender (greater in grown-up females than males). Obesity is a major health problem that can be caused not only because of inactivity and junk food but also because

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    Childhood Obesity

    to better the situation. Childhood obesity is on the rise, and I truly believe that with the right approach and the proper awareness childhood obesity could become nonexistent. I truly believe everyone wants to put a stop to childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has become a huge problem throughout the years, and is now increasing significantly. The problem itself goes back in recent years, but it is just now becoming a worldwide issue. Children are the ones who are affected by this problem, ranging

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    "Obesity" Research Paper Introduction and Background “I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.” --Dean Ornish, M.D. In the Theory of Leisure Class: Conspicuous Consumption, Thorstein Veblen once wrote, “The ‘successful’ are thin to show that they are assured of their next meal.” This sentence

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    has now officially declared obesity to be a disease, opening the doors for obesity treatments to be covered by federal and private health insurers. To many overweight patients, it's a welcome change, since they were unable to obtain medical treatment for their obesity unless they also suffered medical complications such as diabetes or heart disease. However, is obesity really a disease? Malaria is a disease. Diabetes is a disease. Cancer is a disease. I argue that obesity it's not a disease at all;

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    RUNNING HEAD: Obesity in the USA versus Asian Countries 1 Obesity in the USA versus Asian Countries Tina Bonne Indiana Wesleyan University MBA0289 Statistics for Managers October 6, 2014 MS Fanyu Zeng, Instructor I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the Student Bulletin relating to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper

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    Children with Obesity

    Children with Obesity Written By Michelle Milewski 8/2/2015 Professor pike Liberty University English 101 D-01 APA Abstract Childhood Obesity has reached epidemic levels in developed countries. Children in the United States form ages 6-11 years old “Who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 and nearly 18 percent in 2012” (CDC - Obesity - Facts - Adolescent and School Health, 2015). Overweight and obesity in childhood are known to have significant impact on both physical and

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    is a growing epidemic of childhood obesity in Australia and also worldwide. The prevalence of obesity has doubled to 65% of the world’s population live in countries where obesity and overweight kills more people than underweight does (WHO, 2011). Obese children are more likely to have health problems throughout their childhood, these health issues are associated with long-term health consequences to which the economic costs are enormous (Swinburn, 2008). Obesity in childhood is frequently tracked

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    Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity: The Epidemic It was a sunny Thursday afternoon as I arrived to Berkley Middle School, the only thoughts in my head were I couldn’t wait to plant and grow vegetables! As I walked into the classroom I hear kids talking about what they were going to have for lunch, “My mom packed me spicy Cheetos!” “I have chicken nuggets and fries!” They were listing all sorts of unhealthy food that to them was the norm of how they should get a balanced diet. As I started talking to the children

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    Obesity

    sUnderstanding Obesity An educational resource provided by the Obesity Action Coalition What is obesity? Obesity is a disease characterized by excessive body fat. People who are affected by obesity usually are affected by behavioral, genetic and environmental factors that are difficult to control with dieting. Obesity increases the likelihood of certain diseases and other related health problems that can affect your quality of life and reduce your lifespan. Who is affected?

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    Romeo and Juliet: Who Was at Fault

    114-117) after Mercutio was killed while fighting Tybalt in lieu of Romeo. This phrase exhibits the negative influence that Juliet possesses over Romeo. After all, he was more concerned about Juliet at the moment rather than assisting his dying friend who fought his battle. Could one be so iniquitous, so as to only consider one’s own demeanor towards another that he barely knows when one of his/her close companions at risk of death? That is rather disreputable. Furthermore, in Act 5, scene 3, at Juliet’s

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    Stigma on Obesity

    Stigma on obesity Stigma is often unfair. It does not consider the feelings of the people involved. It is a collection of various negative principals that people have about something. Stigma of obesity is causing psychological problems to the people that are obese. These people are disadvantaged when it comes to various issues just because they are obese. Adults as well as children face this stigmatization. Most of them are viewed as lazy, weak-willed and less intelligent as compared to the non-obese

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    Childhood Obesity 1. Problem identification and overview 1. Problem identification The problem issue of childhood obesity is regarded in a very serious light by nursing and healthcare profession. It is considered to be “…the most common prevalent nutritional disorder of US children and adolescents, and one of the most common problems seen by pediatricians”( Childhood Overweight. NASO). However, it is also important to see this problem in the large problem of obesity in the country

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    Obesity

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines obesity and overweight as a range of weight that is considered healthy for a given height. The body mass index (BMI) is the measurement used to define who is overweight or obese. For adults a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered over weight, anything above 30 is considered obese (CDC info at cdc.gov). Obesity is one of the most discussed current health issue, because it is a precursor to hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gall stone

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    Obesity Danielle Pierson DeVry University Obesity Obesity is a serious issue with many health and social consequences that start from childhood and may often continue into adulthood. According to clinical studies, obesity has been linked to certain lifestyle factors such as, poor eating habits and not getting enough exercise. Obesity, in my opinion, starts in the home. Some parents allow their children to eat unhealthy foods, and some allow them to eat more than they should. It starts with

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    Who is to blame for the more than 40 million obese people that currently reside in the United States? Who is to blame for all the fast food restaurants that nearly everybody criticizes, yet makes millions and millions of dollars every year? Why is America considered one of the laziest countries in the world? It is not fair to point a finger at the soda and candy industries, the fast food restaurants, or the grocery stores because they are not the ones at fault. The United States is a free country

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    Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity Shakia Bennett ENG 122: English Composition II Marsh Bechwith-Howard April 15, 2012 Childhood Obesity: Whose Fault is it? The Ashford library, ebooks, and newspaper articles are where the sources on childhood obesity came from. When doing research on childhood obesity, nutrition and parenting were some of the main reoccurring topics of childhood obesity. This paper will focus on unhealthy and healthy eating habits of obese children, and the effects of parenting towards

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    Who is to Blame for Childhood Obesity? Childhood obesity has been a hot topic over the past few years. With this crisis on the rise, many are asking who is to blame. Is it the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? Maybe it is the ad companies that promote sugar filled foods to catch the eye of young ones, as well as the food distributors. Some say it is the cafeteria’s fault in your local school. Others protest that it is the obese child’s parents who we should be blaming. Some

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