Between 1980 and 2002- # of obese adults in us doubled & rates of obese children and teens tripled. Obesity rates in us range from a low 18. 7% (colorado) to a high 32% (mississippi). Anne becker researched the impact of american tv on disordered eating in the. They valued a robust well-muscled body for both sexes. Fijian language has a term, going thin, to express concern about noticeable weight loss. i. e. they worry when someone loses weight. American tv- arrived in 1995- led to higher rates of dieting and eating disorders: 75% of teen girls reported themselves as too big/fat, 17% reported deliberately inducing vomiting to control weight. This figure was 3% prior to 1995. Ability to adjust physiological processes to maintain a steady internal balance or eqbm. Set point: a value that"s defended by regulatory systems (e. g. core temperature or particular body weight).