Argumentative Essay On Childhood Obesity

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Each year we are swarmed with back to back advertisements about losing weight and “fitting into that bikini”. The older we get the harder it seems that it takes to shed that weight, especially around the thighs and mid-section. If we would've paid attention to what we were eating as children and knew the future affects that it would have on our body we might have changed our eating habits. Today obesity has wreaked havoc in the lives of not only adults but of children too. When I was young there weren't many children who would have been considered “overweight”, yet as adults we now are considered overweight and even in some cases obese. I cannot imagine that if we had been overweight children how our bodies would look now, it might even be worse. Childhood obesity is growing each year across the world, not just in America. In fact America doesn't even have the highest percentage of overweight children, Greece does. America is fifth in childhood obesity averaging at about eighteen percent of children are overweight or obese, and Greece is a staggering forty-four percent for boy and thirty-eight percent for girls. The top 4 countries with overweight or obese children are all located in Europe. Now in adults, America does lead the “overweight or obese race” by staggering numbers. Though we might be doing better with our children. Even poor countries have recently seen a rise in obesity among adults and children. “In the past 25 years, the number of overweight or obese children
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