The Relationship Between Capitalism And America 's Arguable Unhealthy Lifestyles Are Increasingly Problematic For The Us

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The relationship between capitalism and America’s arguable unhealthy lifestyles are increasingly problematic for the US. In fact, obesity in the United States approaches near social epidemic proportions. First, discussion exposes obesities related health issues. Next, analysis provides how capitalism introduced and aided American consumption of cheaply priced nutritionally inadequate foods. Third, explanation given explains the cultural implications of obesity. Finally, discussion provides a solution for American obesity. Obesity is a gateway for diseases. To illustrate the epidemic proportion of American obesity, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) stated, “According to the latest statistics from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, ninety-seven million Americans are overweight or obese. With being overweight or obese, the total costs attribute to obesity-related disease approach $100 billion annually in the United States.” The point is the US faces a social problem with obesity. This social problem not only involves the common diseases associated with being overweight like type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol but also the associated costs. In sum, weight gains decreases personal health, increases monetary costs, and reflects negatively on US culture.
Obesity is a very expensive disease that degrades the image of the United States and capitalism. In Soylent Bad: America’s Toxic Relationship…

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