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One of the articles will look at environmental factors that might contribute to the obesity epidemic, and it will also compare the medical similarities and differences of drug dependence and food addiction. Growing rates of overweight adults and obesity have prompted the comparison between the uncontrolled intake of food and drugs. It has been smart to follow biological concepts from addiction to explore obsessive food seeking; a model is needed to understand how food and drugs differ in their ability to control behavior. Another article will look at the difference and commonalities in the behavioral responses to food and to drugs of abuse, with the goal to identify and new treatments for drug addiction or obesity. One of the articles also focuses on eating disorder behaviors and posttraumatic stress.
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In one hand consumers say they want healthier foods, but in the other hand, their behavior focus towards unhealthy foods. Some companies may have initiated sincere efforts to provide healthier products; however, it is complicated to modify the consumer’s behavior in this regards (Knowledge@Wharton, 2005). As indicated by The Soy Daily (2003) over recent years rates of obesity have escalated rapidly, increasing consumption of diets high in fats and sugars, and declining levels of physical activity. This behavior generates a marketing opportunity to the food industry, which benefits them due to the heavily supported marketing campaigns the do to attract consumers (Leatherhad Food International, 2004). Even though some organizations such as Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) announced its intentions to enforce a new level of advertising to good nutritional practices and even asked a big company like Burger King to aggressively promote healthier alternative, this efforts are not enough (Commercial Free Childhood, 2005).
23 Dec. 2013. Eric A. Finkelstein, Olga A. Khavjou, Hope Thompson, Justin G. Trogdon, Liping Pan, Bettylou Sherry, William Dietz. “Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts Through 2030.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine,42.6 (2012): 563-570. Elsevier SD College Edition Health & Life Sciences. Web.
In our society obesity has become a primary link to heart diseases and other preventable lifestyle illnesses that can lead to early death. Why is our society overweight, and why is it our attempts to correct the issue have yet to yield positive results? Without the proper understanding that obesity is a social disease, our society will continue to seek quick fixes for obesity and never address the ongoing issue at it's core. Obesity is a social disease. Like the phrase, “you are what you eat”, it is common to hear “show me who your friends are and I will show you who you are”.
Such is the assertion held by the Peralta. Beginning upon the basic affirmation that a more “holistic” understanding of obesity is required to further its end, Peralta insists upon a greater sociological approach (Peralta 330). According to Peralta, mere medical postulation fails to elaborate upon the most striking of differentiations within the overweight and obese populations; rather, it is the existence of certain social patterns that leads to such disparity (Peralta 335). Those unable to ascertain vital resources to aid in healthy living, whether they be education or knowledge, generally weigh more than those who are so able (Peralta 332). According to the author, more than mere socioeconomic status (SES) determines one’s weight, but dynamics such as gender and race exist along its side; however, in spite of said distinctions, Per... ... middle of paper ... ...ightloss.
Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. Campbell II, Thomas M., and T. Collin Campbell. "The Breadth Of Evidence Favoring A Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet: Part I: Metabolic Diseases And Diseases Of Aging."
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