Essay about Obesity Is Causing Diabetes

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If we look back into history obesity was not a problem among our ancestors. In fact they hardly had enough food to survive. So it should not be a surprise when hundreds of years later, and with an abundance of food, that there is a rise in the average weight of people. Along with the rise in weight, the increase in the number of diseases patients can be infected with, such as diabetes. Obesity and Diabetes affect many people in the US, but could obesity be causing diabetes? Obesity is more common than people think. One question that may arise is what is obesity? Well, “Obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or over, accounts for nearly 300,000 deaths in the U.S. each year” (“Harmful” n.pg.). This statistic is frightening. 300,000 people …show more content…
The excess weight puts more pressure on the heart, and that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the organs. It also causes the arteries to be blocked making the vessels work harder to push the blood through. All of the health risks that are associated with being overweight are dangerous to any individual. Many patients try to lose weight, but give up after they do not succeed within the first few weeks of trying. What often happens when people try to lose weight is they have some success within the first week or two, and then their weight plateaus. Also,many of the people who try to lose weight are told to by others. According to Pi Sunyer, “ Thus the initial requirement for greater success is a motivated patient who actively pursues a very difficult course, rather than a passive one who expects to be ‘treated’” (1526). By treated the writer means a cheat day. Where the patients get to eat the food that they normally would not because they are treating themselves. One of the other interesting facts Pi Sunyer stated was that, “it takes an individual to motivate themselves in order to have greater happiness with their results” (1526)One of the most common diseases obese patients have is diabetes.
Diabetes affects a wide array of people in the United States anyone could be diagnosed with diabetes. According to Tayek, “ It has

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