Christine Victor Nutrition Health and wellness s Professor Yahia Week 3 09-20-08 Obesity “The silent escalating epidemic of obesity is the underlying cause of death in today’s society” (Henry, 2004, p.3). With that being said, the public should join forces to help eradicate this silent killer. Many women, children and men are suffering from this type of disorder, which has proven to be an individual and clinical issue. Obesity arises out of a number of factors. In some cases, it can be inherited. The environment also has a major role to play in obesity. We are living in a modern world where walking is replaced by driving or catching the bus which tends to make us complacent. Catching a bus is much more convenient than walking for five minutes but we ought to know that it is not. Major economic forces such as food manufacturers, restaurant chains, automobile makers’, real estate developers and the entertainment industry have strong financial interest in marketing various aspects of the status quo. None of these industries or sectors deserves the blame for worlds’ obesity epidemic but together many of their products and service have contributed to society unhealthy lifestyle (Okie, 2005, p.g 248). “The excess availability of calories contributes to
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