These statistics are worrisome to economists and employers alike, and they warn us that the current rates are unsustainable. The exorbitant costs of healthcare convey serious financial consequences. According to Barkin, Heerman, Warren and Rennhoff, “the lifetime medical expenditure for an obese 20 year old ranges from $5,340 to $29,460, increasing proportionally with a rising Body Mass Index (BMI). The United States as a whole spent $78.5 billion in 2003 on health issues directly related to obesity, accounting for almost 10% of the national healthcare budget” (2010, p. 240). Graphically, this is seen in Figure 1: Finkelstein, Fiebelkorn, and Wang’s research shows that with increasing BMI, there is a strong increase in the amount of medical expenditures.
Modern families are always on the go, so they are stuck eating unhealthy fast food. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. But unlike other public health challenges such as tobacco use and seatbelts, there is no single cause or solution to turn to. There are many individual, environmental, and community factors, as well as state and federal policies that contribute to obesity. Many people do not believe there is a problem with be... ... middle of paper ... ... K. Matyka.
Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental. As way to deal with these problems, some people eat more because they are depressed. Fast food restaurants are located nearly everywhere leaving very few options for healthy restaurants. Even though fast food restaurants offer healthy food items as choices they are still very expensive and families cannot afford it. Everyone is titled to his or her own opinion about who is to blame for obesity but; do know fast food places are located everywhere
It appears this person does not need more food; they are wasting my taxpayer money. As a consequence angry tweets and Facebook postings ensue. Unknown to some people is the relationship between obesity and poverty. Rising costs of fruits and vegetables, falling costs of processed foods, physiological reactions to the mental stresses related to poverty, partnered with lack of nutritional guidance leads to increased obesity in today’s society. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over one third of adults and about 17% of children in the United States are obese (2013).
Nevertheless, along with the advancement of age especially in these field incurs catastrophe on human's health. That disaster is commonly called obesity and the most obese country in the world is America ( IBTimes, 2013, p. 1). Currently, obesity is plague in America and according to The Washington Times (2009) seventy two million Americans are obese. Those number surely causes several consequences; that are personal suffering through illness like hypertension and diabetes, increasing medical treatments and costs, and considerable economic leverage of lost earnings. “All in all, obesity and overweight account for nearly one of every 10 American deaths, and they also drain our society of $223 billion a year.” (Harvard Health Publications, 2014, p. 1).
According to Ashford library studies reveals that “40% of obese children and 70% of obese adolescents will become obese adults”. Obese children are most likely to become obese adult and can suffer much more health issue than the ones previously named. Obesity found in adulthood increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and a general poor health status. According to an online article located on ASPE.hhs.gov paragraphs  and  “In 2000, the total cost of obesity for children and adults in the United States was estimated to be $117 billion ($61 billion in direct medical costs)”. American’s has label obesity as the terror within, it is perceived to be the cause of over “300,000 deaths in America alone each year”.
Childhood obesity is a growing problem not only in New Zealand but worldwide. This is due to many factors and has many effects on society. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. BMI is a measure of your weight divided by your height, the normal range is considered to be from 18 to 25 and over 30 is said to be obese. BMI became an international standard for obesity measurement in the 1980s (S.Wilson, 2000).
Weight control is one of the most challenging problems facing American society. Obesity rates climb higher and higher while arguments about the reasons for this disaster seem circular. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines obesity as, “a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater” (U.S. Obesity Trends). The figures are shocking: as Alan Greenblatt reports, “nearly two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, and the number of overweight adolescents has tripled over the last 20 years.” Obesity causes a range of illnesses that lead to 300,000 deaths per year, and treating these diseases costs $117 billion annually (Greenblatt). There is no doubt that we are at the beginning of a challenging issue; however, there is still no unanimity in understanding the core of the problem.
People aren’t exercising as much as they use to and the food surrounding the people in America isn’t as good as it used to be either. More and more food places go up every day and it isn’t good for the people in society. Fast food industries are the leading cause of obesity in America today. Reasons are fast food is seen to be addictive, it’s cheap and easy to get anywhere, and the portion sizes are way too large for anyone to be eating. Obesity is a huge problem that is tackling America right now and something needs to be done about it.
Therefore, obesity it is a growing food dependency problem that must be prevents and fights rather than consider a life style. Pino 2 First, obesity is to become widespread outbreak and its true magnitude can affect a large part of the American population. Feeding have become a problem affecting today's population is not an isolated issue that can be solved only with therapy, or soft treatments. The eating habits of a consumer society, lack of time to prepare balanced and healthy group of... ... middle of paper ... ...gery: Nutritional Concerns on the Weigh Down." Www.healthsystem.com.