Why so many Americans are living with obesity and should it be covered by health insurance? What causes obesity is taking in more calories than you can burn. Obesity is also caused by eating more food than your body can use. Drinking too much alcohol and not getting enough exercise also causes obesity. The real definition of Obesity is characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.
“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day? And what's so bad about that anyway? Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1).
“Over two thirds of adults are over weight or obese.”(Obesity, Jerry R Ballenttne) these numbers are increasing rapidly. Obesity is not just a appearance regard, but a chronic medical disease that can lead to many other diseases; Many diseases such as insulin resistance, gallstones, congestive heart failure, even cancer. Even the most common diseases now in days which are type two diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and strokes. All caused from “obesity”. Obesity has many bad effects in our economy and to ones self.
If a person ate two fast food meals a day on average they would be over their total calorie intake allowances. Obesity does not only cause health problems but it can also cause physica... ... middle of paper ... ...estaurant and rather eat that then try something new like healthy food. People cannot control the location or amount of fast food companies and are now realizing that fast food is causing people to become obese(Lusk and Ellison). Obesity is a growing problem and more people are starting to consider themselves as becoming one of those obese Americans. Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental.
The rise of obesity in the United States has posed health and financial problems for this country that need to be dealt with. It is said that an obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and that the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese.
One of the biggest problems of humanity nowadays is obesity. From some years until now, humans have been suffering from this eating disorder with more frequency. Obesity is when one has too much body fat, and is unable either by genetic or environmental factors to control it. This problem has become more frequent as the society of today is all about consumption, fast food, calories and lack of exercise, as a simple machine is able to do everything one is too lazy to do. This is a problem because worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and obesity is the fifth leading risk of global deaths.
Obesity and Diabetes affect many people in the US, but could obesity be causing diabetes? Obesity is more common than people think. One question that may arise is what is obesity? Well, “Obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or over, accounts for nearly 300,000 deaths in the U.S. each year” (“Harmful” n.pg.). This statistic is frightening.
Public Health Problem Obesity in the US has become a critical Public Health issue that has raised concerns throughout the nation. An estimate 97 million adults and 12.5 million children in America are obese, causing more than 160,000 “excess” deaths a year (CDC). Obesity is defined as a medical condition where there persists a high excess of body fat, enough to cause serious health issues. Through a biological view, obesity is an energy balance problem. Extra energy is stored as body fat when the energy consumption surpasses the energy expenditure.
More than a third of U.S. adults and nearly 17 percent of children are obese (Brody 1). Obesity remains a significant health problem in the United States. It has affected millions of Americans and the effects are gruesome. The United States is the fattest nation among 33 countries with advanced economies (Murphy 60). There are many things that can lead to obesity and the state of the economy in our country is not helping fight this issue.
Obesity in America is a crucial problem. 75% of adults ages 20 and older are considered to be overweight, obese, or extremely obese (Overweight and obesity statistics). This epidemic has not only affected me, but it has affected my family. I have always been obese every since I can remember. This was an unhealthy lifestyle and something needs to change.