If a person ate two fast food meals a day on average they would be over their total calorie intake allowances. Obesity does not only cause health problems but it can also cause physica... ... middle of paper ... ...estaurant and rather eat that then try something new like healthy food. People cannot control the location or amount of fast food companies and are now realizing that fast food is causing people to become obese(Lusk and Ellison). Obesity is a growing problem and more people are starting to consider themselves as becoming one of those obese Americans. Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental.
As a market failure, the obesity epidemic in America is costing the federal government billions of dollars annually. While most obesity prevention programs aim toward changing the rate of children who become obese, many fail, causing an inefficient allocation of government resources. Much of what 's already been done has proven to barely be a speed bump in the progression that is the obesity epidemic. Several solutions which can be explored to effective halt this progression. The taxation of certain unhealthy foods, government benefits and subsidies for organic produce farmers, and passing new legislation to regulate the amount of calories a fast food restaurant is allowed to serve you, just to name a few.
Generally, most healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy food. “Poor people are easy to identify because so many are obese. (Peck)” said by Anna Soubry, the Tory public health minister. The food prices have a significant impact on people who want to balance good nutrition. According to Geographic Differences in the Relative Price of Healthy Foods, the price of whole grains is 23 percent higher than that of refined grains in San Francisco, while 60 present higher in Pennsylvania and New York (Todd, Leibtag and Penberthy).
“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day? And what's so bad about that anyway? Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1).
“One small bite for man, one giant problem for mankind.” Numerous Americans today are affected by the vastly growing number of fast food chains. These chains serve unhealthy items at a costly price. Many health issues concern more than 35.7 Americans and cause them to become unhealthy or obese due to fast food. This causes many problems such as obesity rates proliferating, the damage it has on your health, and the high price of cheap food. Those are the main reasons as to why the government should slowly reduce the future developments of fast food chains to help benefit people’s health.
Obesity has many bad effects in our economy and to ones self. Obesity has manly-targeted minority ethic backgrounds. In the city survey “ obesity rates are 14 percent for Asians, 16 percent for whites, 23 percent for blacks, 31 percent for all Hispanics.” As you can see mostly blacks and Hispanics have a higher rate of obesity. It is due to over eating, mostly fast food/ processed foods. Most minorities, that all they could afford, plus its fast and convenient you could find it all over.
There is a book called Understanding Obesity that says that the reason we need to be concerned is that excess weight is the cause of more illness than virtually any other medical condition. So this means that Obesity is a massive problem that affects the health of people. According to a web page Obesity causes 30,000 deaths a year, this is a big number for death and is literary caused because of the food. Obesity is a huge problem in the United States, Americans are grossly overweight, not only adults but also children. There are many causes for this, for example genetics, lack of exercise and food calories; obesity negatively affects our body in many ways causing health problems, people can reduce obesity by weight-loss surgery.
Obesity is the second most harmful conditions in the United States today. The growing issue is creating a lasting impression on individuals, communities, and even nation wide. Next to tobacco use, which is declining, obesity is the second most cause for deaths among adults under the age of seventy in the U.S. Obesity causes several health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea, gallstones, kidney stones, infertility, and as close as eleven types of cancers. Not only does it affect the health of the person, it affects their social and emotional feelings including discrimination, low quality in life, and the susceptibility to depression. Obesity also has an impact on the economy, the nation's productivity and even the national defense.
This obesity problem has been majorly affected by fast food restaurants. Since obesity is such a serious problem in America last year there was close to 300,000 deaths. (Is Obesity a Disease?) As the author for procon states “Obesity was the third leading cause of death in 2009”(Obesity.procon.org) This problem does not only kill people but it additionally affects many people in different ways. (Is Obesity a Disease?)
Hence, with fast food consumption come not only the bad but also the good. Fast food has played a large role in American health today. Obesity is one of the world’s leading problems in our health today in people of all ages. More than two-thirds of adults and about one-fifth of all children are now overweight or obese. One out of every three Americans face obesity and it’s caused mainly by the unhealthy foods that people consume daily.