Some people see fast food as the cause of obesity, whereas some see obesity as the cause of an individual choosing to eat unhealthy food, given them full responsibility for their dietary choices. Fast food is seen as one of the cheaper ways of eating compared to buying healthy food from the local supermarket. In the last few years, obesity rates have been on a rise. Obesity affects everyone ranging from young children to adults. An individual does have responsibility for their dietary choices, but perhaps they cannot afford the expensive prices of healthier foods, so they have to turn to fast foods as a cheaper unhealthy way of eating.
The connection between these death rates and obesity are significant,this can end a person’s life; is unhealthy eating really worth dying for? Studies show that, “obese adults not only had higher rate of dying of all-cause or CVD-specific causes but also are dying earlier than normal-weight adults” (Borrell, Samuel, 2014, p. 518). Making healthier choices could prevent obesity and help to prolong your life. Not all people obtained obesity as adults but actually began getting t... ... middle of paper ... ...on, 2009, p. 19). When someone decides to continuously eat healthy, the effect is a healthier person.
These frequently consumed meals bring many negative effects upon us, including health issues, a poor environment and social problems. People all over the world are suffering from obesity and heart diseases, two of the main causes of deaths today. Every breath you take may contain polluted air coming from chemicals used to make packaging for fast foods. Yet even with all this negativity towards fast foods, it does have a good side by bringing in money for the economy of the United States. Hence, with fast food consumption come not only the bad but also the good.
One problem with junk foods is that they're low in satiation value, which can lead to overeating (Magee). Not only is it not actually filling, but it's convenience can also tempt one to turn around and order again, which aids in increasing the intake of calories. The more one consumes, the higher the intake of calories, Yu 2 contributing to obesity. Obesity is linked to several other long-term conditions: premature death and illness, includin... ... middle of paper ... ...d saturated fats Yu 4 have been known to affect the immune system (Gutierrez). It can lead to various diseases and infection that not only affects adults, but younger children as well.
42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2013. Obesity is preventable.” It is amazing how many people have this problem. Unhealthy foods will always be dangerous to the human body and the ones that are served everywhere people and families go and get away from them. Obesity and any other disease can lead to many other horrible diseases. It can harm the body and reduce normal body function like a disease, but it can be cured and someone can return to a healthy lifestyle if they have enough determination it all depends on the person what their main goal is if to lose the weight or keep eating how they
Everyday Americans die from the diseases they carry from obesity. Many Americans over eat because their social problems or because they are hereditary. Many plans have been discussed but finding the solution is the problem. Junk foods and unhealthy beverages have corrupted children’s minds all over the nation and putting a stop on it could lead to other benefits. Unhealthy foods and drinks should be taxed and healthy foods should be advertised more to help prevent American obesity.
This action results in shortage of movement and exercise. Therefore, technology causes obesity indirectly5. One's surrounding can also affect one's health. People have stopped buying healthy food due to its inavailability and expense issues.4 They alternated to eating fast, unhealthy and high-fat meals. This phenomenon is also supported by food companies which encourage this movement towards an unhealthy lifestyle by advertising fast food as more delicious, less expensive and more power providing6.
By adding a tax, people will stop buying unhealthy foods daily. Being able to decrease the number of unhealthy food people eat, will better our overall health, and will decline our obesity rates. A study done "as of 2003, US states without sales taxes on soft drinks or snack foods were 4 times as likely as states with a tax to have a relative increase in the prevalence of obesity" (Franck, Grandi, & Eisenberg, 2003). This is a good example of how taxing junk food will help the populations problem with obesity. With easier access to junk food, people are more likely to buy it because it is a cheap substitute for the pricey healthy
This disease has impacted an individual’s physical appearance and is affecting their lifestyle. The younger generation ranging from eighteen to twenty-five year olds is falling victim to this detrimental disease and it is transforming lives into shorter life expectancy rates than prior generations. Not only has this outbreak brought excessive weight gain but also a variety of other diseases leading to death. Obesity is cupable of becoming the next cancer in the world and to avoid this epidemic individuals should become responsible of their health, and businesses should market healthier food options, as well as have government regulations on this subject, which are all necessary to improve the future generation from dying too young. The demand of processed and fast food has increased throughout the years.
It was stated in one article that a healthy diet is “also a real barrier for some low-income families, for whom it would translate to about an extra $550 a year” (1:/mkq4fuv). There are so many problems today with obesity rates rising, food insecure college students, and the lack of support from the government to help achieve lowering the cost of health foods that something needs to be done. This country is not going to get any healthier, or happier, if things do not change soon. DATA SECTION OBESITY RATES ARE RISING As seen from day to day, obesity is quickly becoming a normal part of society instead of a concern. Children today are considerably getting unhealthier with every day that passes by.