Essay about Fast Food And Obesity : Obesity

1555 Words Aug 6th, 2014 7 Pages
Fast Food and Obesity Living in a busy fast paced world many of us demand everything now and not later and find ourselves with limited time for an affordable proper meal. In a busy stressful world the last thing many of us pay attention to is our diet and fast food becomes appealing since it’s relatively cheap and quick. The fast food industry heavily markets itself all over the media in an effort to make them look like a good choice. The reality of it is fast food is usually high in fat, energy-dense, low in nutrients and fiber. In fact leading research indicates a connection between the rising obesity rate and fast food “The National Institutes of Health strategic plan for obesity research observed one reason for rising obesity rates may lie in abundant choices of relatively calorically-dense food that are convenient and taste good” (Drewnowski and Darmon 900). Convenient it may but will come with a host of health issues. According to Cummins and Macintyre fast food consumption continues to be a big part of people’s diet especially in the U.S. In turn this affects the health of the overall public. It has been well documented that fast food when not consumed in moderation can lead to being overweight or obese, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and many other health problems (Mello, Rimm and Studdert 208). Along with the health problems come the doctor visits, treatments and medications. It then causes an economic ripple effect that…

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