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article highlights that human beings are fast at gaining weight but slow at losing the same weight. People seem to eat processed food such as pizza due to fewer markets and farmers leading to poor health among the poor but not the rich since they have personal trainers, gyms, and whole foods (Spurlock, 2006). The author posits that obesity is no longer a disease for the rich people only, but rather a condition for people from all social classes and age groups. People believe that weight increases with increase in income but studies show that low-income earners have a high rate of obesity due to lack of nutritious food such as fruits and vegetables and lack of
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SYNTHESIS 4 physical activity. It is important to note that both articles discuss one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States. They both seem to suggest that obesity is a health risk that adversely affects the American population. Specifically, the article "Do You Want Lies with That?" seems to indirectly reveal this when the author posits that overeating is dangerous. The writer explains that the prevalence of overconsumption starts when people fail to control the substances they put in their mouths (Lavin, 2013). Additionally, the article "Please Don't Feed the people" states that being overweight is not only a rich man's ailment but also a poor man's sickness. The rate of obesity in both high and middle-income Americans is twenty-nine percent. Notably, thirty-five percent of low-income US citizens are also obese (Brownell and Walsh, 2017). Similarly, poor people in Brazil are more overweight than the rich. The articles emphasize that lifestyles practices have consequences. Therefore, there is a need to make wise choices and decisions (Brownell and Walsh, 2017). The article "Do You Want Lies with that?" suggests that people are responsible for their happiness, health as well as their own life. However, the desires that people need are influenced by corporate marketing and advertising. People are accountable for causing their own health deterioration by constantly
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