Essay about Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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Due to poor American diets and lifestyles, obesity has become an ever increasing problem in today’s society. Work, leisure time, and what Americans eat all contribute to the explosion of obesity. The average American spends over fifty five percent of his waking hours sitting down. In less than forty years, obesity in the U.S. has increased by over fifty percent. Now, two of every three adults in America are overweight or obese. (Obesity in America, 2012). Nearly one out of every three children in America is overweight or obese. Fifty six percent of eight year olds and seventy eight percent of nine to thirteen years olds consume soft drinks daily. A third of teenage girls and boys consume at least three cans of soda a day. Each twelve ounce can of soda contains an average of ten teaspoons of sugar. This exceeds the allowance made by the American Heart Association. According to them, four to eight years olds shouldn’t consume for than three teaspoons of sugar a day. Adolescents should consume more than five to eight teaspoons. Studies have shown that obesity can cause chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure, and cancer among children. (WAT-AAH! Embraces, 2013). Obesity and overweight now account for one out of every ten deaths in America. (Obesity in America, 2012). Obesity affects all types of Americans. Studies show that it is more common in those of poor families than those of rich families. Now, Mississippi is the most…

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