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Rise of Obesity Levels In America

Updated on December 27, 2014
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Over the past one hundred years, there has been exponential growth along the midline of a specific portion of the American citizens. There is a greater prevalence of diseases due to this increase. (Polls on rise of diabetes, also other diseases having to do with dietary influences) The amount of Americans that are allowing this to happen to them is absolutely staggering. If this problem is not prioritized for, and then eradicated, the amount of obese will continue to rise and this will lead to a higher rate of disease and death.

Over the past one hundred years there has been exponential growth along the midline of a specific portion of American citizens. This almost always leads to a higher prevalence of diseases. The amount of Americans that are allowing this to happen to their own bodies is absolutely staggering. If this problem is not prioritized for, and then eradicated, the amount of obese will continue to rise and this will lead to a higher rate of disease and death. So many people in America are very overweight. Many of them are in the middle age stage of life. They have a lot of stress in their everyday lives which can lead to obesity. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat that can lead to a higher chance of contracting hazardous diseases that will affect your health. The main reason for this drastic increase is due to the excess food intake and a lack of physical activity. A very small amount of individuals are obese due to genetic predispositions, mental problems, or some other type of medical problem.

One of the other reasons that a large amount of people are obese is due to what is being put in certain types of foods. There are many products out there that are only filled with sugar and a large amount of Tran-saturated fats. When this is put into your body, all that will happen is a decrease in the efficiency of your cells in your body to metabolize the food. Unfortunately, most people are not fully educated upon what is the correct “fuel” to put into our “machine” for it to run properly. In the same way that you can choose the type or brand of oil that you wish to put into your car’s engine; you can choose the type of food that goes into your body. Your choices of lifestyle however have been learned from your parents or your guardians. So, if your parents were only eating unhealthy foods for them, and they were only feeding you unhealthy foods, then one could make the assumption that you will grow up to make the same choices in your diet because it is the only food that you will have a preference for. The blame cannot be completely put onto the food manufacturers and food providers, because every individual still has the choice of eating at a certain restaurant or buying a certain type of food. If people do not start to take responsibility for their own bodies and their own well-being, the rates of diseases tied to obesity will continue to rise and no one can help them apart from themselves.

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