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The topic I chose is obesity because it is so prevalent here in the states. Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. Here people are dying from sicknesses and illnesses from being overweight and it is completely preventable and it’s sad to know that. According to “Jama Pediatric’s Body Mass Index and Overweight in Adolescents in 13 European Countries, Israel, and the United States” the U.S is the most obese country in the world. The definition of obesity is “the condition of being grossly fat.” that is what is becoming of the world not only in the U.S. The world health organization (W.H.O) says back in 2005, approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight. If this trend continues by 2015 up to 2.3 billion adults will overweight and more than 700 million will be obese. Not only does this affect the people but it also effects the government health systems -”news medical What is obesity.”
In today’s world, this should not be a problem with all the activities and programs out there. In the past this was not a problem, it was a rare occurrence to see someone morbidly obese. Lifestyles have changed a lot since then, but still there is no excuse for the increase of obese people. There are some people that do not choose this, but it just happens due to our society. This is a widespread problem that needs to be solved and their are people taking initiative to try and fix this problem.
Obesity is more than just weight, obesity effects a person’s wellbeing obviously. But one can develop type 2 diabetes from obesity then inherit all kinds of new problems. Something as simple as walking daily and chang...

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... weight, and lead to negative feelings. Only making ones situation worse if they fail to see any incentive. The strain theory says these emotions usually lead to crime and deviance, I think according to this topic the deviance would be an obese person to stop caring about their health. I say that because some people see themselves as fat and that’s it and there is nothing they can do about. So they just let their health get worse believing there isn’t anything that can be done. That is deviant because there is plenty that can be done about that situation.
Obesity can be a difficult battle to fight but it can be defeated. It has been multiple times people have overcome and will continue to. If changes are made in society; such things as advertisement and less fast food restaurants the foundation of obesity can be taken away. leading to a healthier world in general
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