Obesity Social Problem

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Obesity, a term coined for the people being under the state of having excessive fat in their bodies; that may cause medical issues such as coronary heart disease. It laid invisible across the centuries it has plague the human race, we didn’t even care about it until recently. The world started noticing this pandemic, an epidemic that is worldwide and realized that it is not just a small issue (Tortora, Funke, and Case 409). It has been an underlying problem that has plagued the world, being a minor problem to person. Obesity has evolved from a simple form that only a few people possess, to a major health risk that hordes of individuals now retain. People know little of what obesity can actually do to you to an individual. It is not something …show more content…
Obesity has been known to cause major problems such as Type 2 Diabetes and an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. Everyday tasks will also become harder for the person who is obese due to the added weight, making them more fatigued and with the increased proportion it may cause inabilities that might be problematic in certain situations. It not only causes problems physically, but social situations as well; society tends to discriminate people who are obese, one example of this is Sharon, a 20 years old that weighs 230 pounds. She went in for an interview at a theme park for a costumed character job, she was turned down, but when a thin guy walked in right after her, he got hired for a job that Sharon wanted (Kelly 43). Even though it is frowned upon and is a health risk, obesity rates have been rising due to today’s food choices and personal …show more content…
It is very hard to distinguish the causes of obesity because it affects so many body systems, affecting one organ and then another, creating a cause and effect chain. One of the main reasons is the food choices in today’s modern society. According to an article published by the American Economic Association there was a 5.2% growth of obesity rates on adolescents who are nearby a fast food restaurant (Currie 60). Fast food contains high amounts of calories and very few nutritional values that benefit the body. Containing highly-processed meats, vegetables and spices that are sprayed with harmful chemicals to make it last for months, it is a toxin to our bodies. Not to mention the meat from the animals being slaughtered are fed with chemicals that make them grow bigger and faster; sometimes they even include antioxidants to their food source, which may result in resistant bacterium that may make the person ill when eaten. Most fast food is cooked under a deep fryer, which removes most of the little nutrition that is on the food itself, leaving mainly fatty oils and chemicals that may cause problems, such as problems relating to the heart. These are most of the results that people will get if they become

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