Obesity And Its Effects On Obesity Essay

1030 Words Jul 27th, 2015 null Page
There is an epidemic running rampantly across the United States and most people do not know the effect it has on society. This epidemic is none other than obesity. In the last thirty-five years, the obesity rate has more than tripled. Obesity has many ill effects and is the cause of many diseases. Washington Post journalist Wil Haygood elaborates, “A lot of our medications are for ‘disease states,’ such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, things that can be adversely affected by increased weight” (411). Speaking with a pharmacist Haygood explicates how obesity can lead to serious disease and further health implications that are difficult to overcome. The increased rate of obese Americans has health care professionals extensively searching for a solution and they put blame on multiple elements. Government regulation, advertising, and limited education – all certain causes for obesity in the United States. These causes are only diminutive to the obesity rates in America. Regardless of governmental regulation, advertising, and limited education; at the end of the day, it comes down to personal responsibility. In the land of the free, people have the right to eat what they want and when they want without the intrusion of an overprotective government. Taxing unhealthy foods will not work. For instance, the latest cigarette taxes that have been imposed. The point of the tax was to lessen the amount of people who smoked, and prevent kids from developing the habit. Only a…

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