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Obesity has been a growing epidemic in recent years. The United States has been deemed as the heaviest nation. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults in the United States is obese. In 2013, the American Medical Association declared obesity as disease, garnering a lot controversy on its new status. While many agree with the decision, others argue that it’s a choice, a lifestyle, and a new way for insurance companies to make more money. Obesity cannot just be ruled as a choice, many people do not want to live their lives overweight with underlying conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. As cases of obesity rise, new studies on obesity and its link to mental health have also risen. Mental health have contributed to rising rates of obesity. Underlying causes should be the key focus in preventing and treating obesity.
It has become a common stereotype to think of obese people as lazy, lack control, and lack self-respect. Obese people live a sedentary life style filled with nothing but eating and sitting around. It is easy to say th...

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