Obesity : The Fast Food Industry Essay

1048 Words Apr 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Eating is among the pleasures of life, unless one is eating oneself out of their own health. When an individual eats fast food they are consuming high-refined sugars, large amounts of sodium, and saturated fats; which can lead to diabetes, obesity, many health conditions and sometimes leading into death.(Nakaya “The Fast Food Industry”) It is not just the fast food either, it is the whole industry that 's changing the world. The industry has not only changed the way people eat, but has also created many problems within the world and society, including pollution, it has increased diabetes and obesity rates and in just a short amount of time changed the economy and landscape; which all surpass the advantages of eating these cheap, on the go foods.
When one thinks of fast food as causing diabetes, they probably do not exactly know what it means, well fast food contains high amounts of excess sugars and fats which contribute to weight gain, and weight gain has a great deal of association with diabetes. In fact, type 2 diabetes largest risk factors are being overweight.(mayoclinic.org) When one carries too much weight around body cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone that helps the body move sugar out of the blood and into the cells. Because the cells are unable to use the insulin properly, the pancreas mistakenly interprets this as a need for insulin, and so it pumps out more. Eventually the pancreas wears out and is unable to produce enough insulin to help the body use…

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