Argumentative Essay On Obesity

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What if I were to ask you if you considered yourself obese or even boarder line obese? Would you know what that means or what the qualifications consist of to be put into the obese category? Would you be surprised if someone were to advise you that obesity affects approximately 78.6 million Americans? (Unknown, Adult Obesity Facts, 2015). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths within the United States. (Unknown, Adult Obesity Facts, 2015) Obesity is known as the excess amount of body fat on an individual. (Unknown, Overweight and Obesity Statistics, 2012) There are many different factors that play a part in obesity, energy imbalance, eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity is typically the leading factor. However, other factors such as your eating habits, how one lives, attitude and emotion, income, and genes also play a part in obesity risks. Americans are targeted with food companies and their advertisements that are trying to lure people into purchasing their larger portion, high-calorie foods and sugary soft drinks. Obesity in America has been on the rise as families are busier with work, …show more content…
You are at greater risks for type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, colon cancer, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, and osteoarthritis when you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that exceeds 23. (The vast majority of American adults are overweight or obese, and weight is a growing problem among US children, unknown) Some additional health risks involved in individuals who are obese are sleep apnea, asthma, gallbladder disease and gallstones. (unknown, Weight Loss: Health Risks Associated With Obesity, 2005) Women may be at risk for gynecological problems that include irregular menstrual cycles as well as infertility, whereas men are at risk for experiencing erectile

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