Argument For Obesity

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Addressing the Obesity Epidemic Obesity becomes an epidemic in the United States and leads to many serious health conditions. Obesity can be harmful for health. People who are obese can have heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Obesity can be caused by overeating, lack of exercises, lack of sleep, some medicines, eating unhealthy foods and many other reasons. However, eating fast foods and lacking exercise are the chief causes of obesity, and both the government and people should be united to solve that problem. The reason why people who eat too many fast foods have obesity is that all the fast food are made with corn. All snacks contain corn syrup and corn starch that come from corn. In the book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” …show more content…
Most fast food companies do not put the calorie information in their food packages. So, most people are eating the unhealthy foods without knowing how many calories contain in their food. In the article “Don’t Blame the Eater,” Zincnenko describe fast-food companies do not provide the calorie information because prepared foods are not covered under Food and Drug Administration labeling laws, but some companies provide that information which is hard to read and understand for the consumers (393). Therefore, people don’t know how many calories they are eating exactly when they eat the fast food. If they know the exact nutritional information in the fast food, they will try to avoid eating fast food as much as they …show more content…
However, there is actually a link between those animals and human. In the article “Obesity, Corn, GMOs,” the study shows that if people eat the GMO corn and corn-fed animals, they get the same effect with those animals. Therefore, corn makes not only the animals to become fat quickly but also people to have the obesity. The author describes “These GE foods transfer their effects to you” (Anthony Samsel). If people eat those corn-fed animals, they can get the same adverse life altering those effects that those animals suffer from corn. Clearly, the ingredients made up of corn in the fast food are the main sources that can cause consumer to have the obesity and that can increase the obesity

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