Obesity And Its Effects On The Health Of Americans And People All Across The World

1514 Words Jun 15th, 2015 7 Pages
Obesity is a very serious threat to the health of Americans and people all across the world. A plethora of studies have been done to confirm the adverse effects of obesity on an individual 's health. Obesity rates have been skyrocketing in the past 30 years. The year 2000 marked the first time in human history that the percentage of obesity in the human population rose over 50% (Obesity: A Cultural and Biocultural Perspective). Obesity, as well as childhood obesity, is more prevalent than ever. There has been little done by the American people and the U.S. government to reverse this trend. My research has shown that the problem of obesity is a much larger problem than most people believe it to be. Many Americans underestimate the severity of the danger that obesity poses. The modern view on being overweight or obese is it is getting increasingly accepted by society. Some have even gone so far as to claim that the health risks of being overweight are greatly exaggerated by doctors and scientists. My research shows why this is a dangerous way of thinking and why obesity can be so harmful. We must take a deeper look into why obesity is such an epidemic, and what can be done to prevent or reverse it for the benefit of future generations.
Obesity stems from chronic calorie intake that surpasses the bodies energy expenditure, in other words it happens when an individual ingests more calories than they are burning. This is what causes “excessive” body fat. Essentially, this…
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