Obesity And Its Effects On The United States

1428 WordsMar 26, 20166 Pages
Obesity in the U.S. Today in the United States, obesity is the one of the leading causes of death in adults and children. Obesity also leads to several chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese (“Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity”). This is such a scary fact to know that more than a third of American’s are obese. Obesity itself may impact our society or better yet make our society dystopian. The word “Dystopia” according to the article “Dystopias: Definition and Characteristics” is defined as, “A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control, and illusion of a…show more content…
The American society is being distracted by T.V advertisements, video testimonies, and fast food companies who’re encouraging individuals to consume fast food. This is an example of propaganda and a technological control. Obesity itself may cost a significant amount of money in the U.S. in addition to death. According to the article “Food for Thought: Malnutrition and Obesity” by D. J. Shaw, he states that the CDC has estimated that about 280,000 Americans dies each year from being overweight and also that obesity is costing the United States a whooping $240 Billion dollars in health care (351). Americans aren’t receiving the necessary motivation to exercise and practice a healthier lifestyle. Major fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and Five Guys are falsely encouraging individuals to eat their food. They’re taking advantage of them by taking all their money. Instead of spending the money on whole foods, fruits, and vegetables, they’re spending all hard earned money on junk food. In addition, consumers don’t realize that these major food corporations aren’t telling how many calories are in their products. As customers, we have the right to know how’s are food being processed and how many calories (sugar, fats, cholesterol, sodium) are in the food. The second dystopian concept that’ll be discussing will be a corporate control. This is widely common in our society today. Many of our hard
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