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Making society slow down and making the people around the world thinking the United States as fat slow people. Because fast food is such a big deal in the nations, the world should take extra precaution towards the ingestion of fast food. Fast food is the United States leading case of obesity; obesity is a major problem with many health and mental risks. As Sarah Muntel said in her Article Fast Food- Is It the Enemy, “33.8 percent of the U.S population is affected by obesity” (Muntel1); fast food is a big factor in most of the obesity in the United States fast food is the cause of obesity which is causing society to slow down. Because obesity means that someone is fat, they are slow and do not put the any effort to do any sort of action to improve society.
Obesity among Americans has been a growing issue in the United States predominantly over the past decade. Many may argue American’s are obese because of poor food choices, over-eating, genetic disposition, lack of exercise, or the environment which one lives, while others blame it all on fast-food chains and restaurants. Throughout my research I have come to find a lot of facts and statistics about fast food consumption causing obesity. Statistics show that without a doubt the United States is the most obese country in the world. Since Americans typically live hectic lifestyles, fast food is a quick and easy way to grab a meal on the go.
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Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America.
2016. Summary: Since 1970 America has been effected by fast food nearly 33.8% of the population is affected by obesity and 19% are children. Foods that fast food restaurants serve are highly processed and contain a lot of fats and sugar. This source also provides average calories from fast food restaurants. Obesity is caused by a combination of fast food and the environment that we live in today.
“This year Americans will spend over $110 billion on fast food more than they'll spend on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined.” (Fast Food Nation, 2002). Everyone knows that fast food is bad for you, but millions of people continue to eat it. McDonalds, arguably one of the most successful and well-known restaurants, has stores in 113 different countries and has opened almost 34,000 locations around the world. Why is it that they have managed to obtain this much success? It is common knowledge that fast food is incredibly unhealthy, yet people seem indifferent to the harm they are doing to their bodies.
We are living in a nation that has been stunned by obesity. America is home to the most obese people in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in adults has increased by sixty percent within the past twenty or more years. And obesity related deaths have scaled to more than 300,000 a year. Officials have even tried to enforce a new tax rule called a “Twinkie tax”, which would tax unhealthy foods to try to encourage people out of purchasing so much fast food.