Obesity Life Or Death Essay

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Obesity—Life or Death

Despite the countless attempts to stop obesity, it continues to be a growing problem in the United States. Michelle Obama has pushed a major effort to reduce obesity in America but instead of decreasing, it continues to increase. With obesity being such an issue for most Americans, the question is; does it have as much impact on the bodies of adolescents as it does adults and can it really lead to death? “Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body” (“What is Obesity?”). Being classified as obese simply means that a person has too much excess body fat. Obesity can be a serious health problem and can cause many complications in the human body. Body mass index (BMI), a weight to height ratio, can determine if a person is obese. Someone is considered obese when their body mass index is thirty or higher. Obesity affects more than one-third of the adult population in America. The number of Americans who suffer with obesity has continued to increase since nineteen sixty.
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The fast pace lifestyles of Americans can have a big affect on being obese. A person’s emotional state and stress level can cause overeating, which can cause obesity. Having a background of obesity in the family tree can be a factor. Eating fast food restaurants numerous times, like McDonald’s, can also cause obesity. In the Super Size Me film, Morgan Spurlock conducted an experiment to see how eating fast food several times a day can effect the human body. After eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner from McDonald’s for thirty days his body changed tremendously. He gained weight,

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