Obesity : Obesity And How Big Food Companies Are Helping People

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What is Being Done About Obesity in America?
Sayaan Saiyed
Edina High School

How Obesity in America

I choose to do my research paper on Obesity in America because it is something that need to be solved. Obesity can be caused by many different things such as genetics, various combinations of hormonal, metabolic, and behavior also appears to plays a role. In the last 40 years the epidemic has prevalence in the U.S has gone up by over 50%. So every two of three adults are now obese which is not good because now it is going to spread to the children. My personal connection to this topic is that a lot of my extended family has type 2 diabetes and I want to help my immediate family so we don 't get diabetes. So what is America doing to help prevent obesity. By examining evidence and background information about Obesity in America and discussing current actions being taken to address this problem, this essay will explore what is being done to prevent obesity in America and how big food companies are helping people eat unhealthy.

Obesity is the condition of being grossly fat or overweight. Obesity in America has gotten out of hand. Since the 1970s the obesity rate has doubled (National Center for Health Statistics, 2009). Now ⅓ of the population in America is obese.(CDC) We estimate that the medical costs of obesity could have risen to $147 billion per year by 2008. The average medical cost for a obese person was $1,429 more than a normal persons in…

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