The Effects Of Obesity In America

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One of America 's hardest struggles to keep up with is the climbing rates of obesity and the hard habit of staying in shape. Obesity refers to the condition of having an excessive amount of body fat. Studies have shown over the years that 38 percent of America 's population are obese. (JAMA) That is nearly almost 80 million people and there is 330 million people living in America which means almost a quarter of Americans are either unhealthy or overweight. Obesity has an effect to make decisions on whether or not to eat unhealthy foods over healthy foods, which also gives a higher risk of diseases such as heart and liver diseases. The obesity rate in America is also high because of the increasing luxury available to them. With all the …show more content…
Some people don 't have control over their health for certain reasons, others choose to ignore the fact that they have concerning health problems on the line that may cause damage to their body in the near future. One of those concerning risks are the use of drugs, especially for youth adults.

' 'The use of illicit drugs are used by Americans almost everyday and a study in the 1990s proved a dramatic rise in the consumption of drug use. Policy makers must understand whether attempts to reduce the demand for one drug have impacts on the current and future use of other drugs." (Alan D. Mathios)

For decades, the increase of drug consumption has gone up significantly especially on teenagers and young adults. Reasons why teenagers and young adults are drawn to the usage of drugs is peer pressure and behavioral problems. Young adults don 't have as much peer pressure than teens do. teenagers are still hormonally changing which draws them more to the consumption of drugs than young adults.

Young adults recognize the consequences of their behaviour and as a result they are prepared to undertake healthy behaviours to compensate for unhealthy behaviors. (Emma
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In teens ages 12 to 19, prevalence rates have tripled (5.0% to 17.6%). (American Physiological Association)

Obesity in childhood places children and youth at risk for becoming obese as adults and associated poor health such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer. Prevention efforts must focus on reducing excess weight gain as children grow up. Research has found strong associations between Product preference has been shown to occur with as little as a single commercial exposure and to strengthen with repeated exposures. Product preferences affect children 's product purchase requests and these requests influence parents ' purchasing

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