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German Torres 11/18/2018 CSUCI: BUSECONSOC-448 Assignment #6: Globalization of Social Problems Social problems arise all the time, many times similar issues arise at the same time in different locations around the world. Rare is the case where a similar issue is so widespread among developing nations that is from natural origins. Since the year 1980 obesity rates have doubled, findings from a Harvard study reveals the global risk factors and just what led to this global problem. Globalization is a commonly debated topic, many against it, and just as many for it. While the advantages are favorable for a prosperous world, the disadvantages become apparent when exploitation occurs and limits are not set. Some attempts at limitation have attempted to combat the rise in obesity on many countries but plenty of times treaties amongst countries has put citizens at risk. Globalization has led to a widespread of obesity, there is a lack of legislation that truly fights the rising rates, and the urbanization of developing nations has a strong correlation to the rising rates. Obesity has always been around, and we are all created equally different; however, when obesity rises by a rate double of what it was three decades ago, we need to take a closer look. Children are especially affected by this in developing nations, the scope of this research. There are many reasons as to how globalization correlates to obesity. One topic that was looked at was a social problem, regarding the stimulation to increase caloric intake while reducing the energy consumption of an individual. This is the basis to weight gain in any situation, but where this becomes interesting is that this type of stimulation is only apparent in what are developing nations across the globe. As a free market economy and democracy spread so do all of its perks. Urbanization has become integrated into many countries worldwide and with it the use of vehicles to commute. This creates a fewer expenditure of energy.

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