Obesity in America

Obesity in America - Obesity in America The rate of obesity...

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Obesity in America The rate of obesity in America has been on a continuous rise since the 1960’s. Now 72 million people in the United States alone are considered to be obese. With lack of physical activity and fast food restaurants becoming an extremely popular trend to today’s society, these numbers are only going to increase. If the rate of people becoming obese continues to rise at this already significant rate, this current dilemma will soon affect every American in some way both physically and economically. Obesity is now considered to be a widespread epidemic affecting those living in the United States. Obesity can be caused by a number of reasons ranging from poor eating habits and lack of physical activity to genetics and other medical conditions. Whatever the cause many be, if the rate of individuals becoming obese does not start decreasing soon, nearly 700 million people in the world will be obese by the year 2015 (BBC News). The number one concern for this growing epidemic would be the health concerns for those who are obese and those who are at risk for becoming obese. Most individuals that are obese have allowed themselves to get to that point by over eating or lack of exercise. Most people live busy lifestyles in today’s society and attribute fast food restaurants to be a leading cause as to why they are obese. Other Americans are becoming extremely lazy in their daily lives, resulting in more and more people becoming obese. However if this continues to be the case, 3 out of every 4
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