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The definition of obesity is: the condition of being grossly fat or overweight. In the U.S there are approximately ninety-seven million adults are either overweight or obese. To be obese is considered 100 pounds over your ideal weight. Approximately 300,000 people die from obesity each year according to Stanford Hospital and Clinical. Obesity; Opposing viewpoints mentions that the rates of obesity are skyrocketing every year the prevalence of women are 50% more then they are in men. For the world to stop obesity they would have to know the causes and factors of obesity, the negative effects, and how to prevent obesity.

There are many reasons why obesity is such a big problem in the world today. Even though food looks good and tastes good, does not mean it is healthy for you. The book Overweight America concludes that obesity wouldn’t be such a problem if people would burn off the calories that they ate. Overweight America states that fewer calories are being burned then ever before, and bad eating habits are happening everywhere mostly because there is high-calorie food waiting to be sold and healthy food is more expensive. Access to healthy food is limited in some communities; for example, Africa. According to Obesity; opposing viewpoints obesity is way higher in lower class homes and communities then higher-class communities. Access to gyms, community centers or safe playgrounds can also have an effect on obesity. If there aren’t the resources people need to stay in shape it is harder to have to motivation to want to be in shape.

According to the book Overweight America in 2002 roughly nine million children are obese because their diet consisted processed and packaged foods that are loaded with sugar and fats. Also accordi...

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...he started losing weight no one made fun of her, but that’s when the physiological effects came in and she had no self-esteem and was depressed about her weight.

Obesity is condition of being grossly fat or overweight. There are approximately ninety-seven million people overweight with a prevalence of women are 50% more then they are in men. For the world to stop obesity they would have to know the causes and factors of obesity, the negative effects, and how to prevent obesity. If the percentage of obese people keep rising the rate of death will also keep rising. Obesity doesn’t have to be such a big problem in the U.S if children and adults start eating healthier, exercising a moderate pace for thirty minutes, and keep there body in good condition. “Given the epidemic of obesity in the population, it's important to know where best to intervene.” - Aviva Must
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