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MLA 9 Workshop: Paraphrasing

Exercise

Original Passage:

"Obesity poses a major public health challenge. Each year, obsesity contributes to an estimated 112,000 preventable deaths. Obese adults are at increased risk for many serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and its complications, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and respiratory problems, as well as endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers" (The Surgeon General's 2). 

MLA Citation:

The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General,

Jan. 2010, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44660/. Accessed 22 Feb. 2022.

Which of the following would be plagiarism if used in a paper?

1. "Obesity poses a major public health challenge. Each year, obsesity contributes to an estimated 112,000 preventable deaths. Obese adults are at increased risk for many serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and its complications, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and respiratory problems, as well as endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers"

2. One of the health problems facing the United States is obesity; carrying extra weight can lead to cancer, heart disease, stroke, and a number of other problems (The Surgeon General's 2).

3. Over 100,000 people die every year from obesity-related problems that could be prevented.

4. "Obesity poses a major public health challenge. Each year, obsesity contributes to an estimated 112,000 preventable deaths. Obese adults are at increased risk for many serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and its complications, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and respiratory problems, as well as endometrial, brat, prostate, and colon cancers" (The Surgeon General's 2).

5. Obesity is a big public health problem. Over 100,000 people die every year from obesity-related problems that could be prevented. People with obesity are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, certain types of cancer and a variety of other serious health problems.

6. According to the Office of the Surgeon General obesity is a "major public health challenge" (2). People with obesity are more likely to suffer from a variety of serious health problems such as certain types of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; deaths from these related conditions could be reduced if people lost weight (The Surgeon General's 2).

7. Over 100,000 people die every year from obesity-related problems that could be prevented (The Surgeon General's 2).

8. Obesity is a big public health problem. Over 100,000 people die every year from obesity-related problems that could be prevented. People with obesity are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, certain types of cancer and a variety of other serious health problems (The Surgeon General's 2).

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