Obesity And Obesity Related Diseases Essay

844 Words Oct 9th, 2016 4 Pages
In this period of time, more than half of the people who live on earth know that fast food isn’t particularly the best thing to eat, but that will not even come close to stopping us from eating it. “Since 1970, the amount of fast food restaurants in business doubled, which equates to about 300,000 establishments in the United States.” (Muntel) According to an article called The State of Obesity, “Adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in four states, 30 percent in 25 states and are above 20 percent in all states.” Obesity is defined as a condition in which the natural energy reserve of mammal, which is stored in fat, is expanded far beyond usual levels to the point where it is believed to pose a health endangerment. Many articles state that obesity is developing across the nation greatly. The National Bureau of Economic Research point out:
Over the past thirty years, the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases in the U.S. has risen sharply. Since the early 1970s, the share of children age 6 to 19 classified as overweight has more than tripled, from 5 percent to 17 percent, while the share of adults classified as overweight or obese rose from half to two-thirds of the population. For the most part, articles and news outlets do not talk about is what is contributing to obesity in America. But we all have an assumption as to what is one of the greatest factors to obesity, fast food restaurants. There are at least four to five fast food restaurants someone…

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