Obesity And Obesity Related Diseases Essay

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The choices made now by an individual create the future ahead of him or her both in a beautiful and horrible way. There is an obesity epidemic in America that is coming from unhealthy eating habits and the absence of exercising. Also the obesity related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure are a huge problem in and of itself. Portion sizes have gotten so much larger and there is a high increase of high fructose corn syrup that has been one of the main causes of this rapid growth in obesity and obesity related diseases. Now children are beginning to overeat at such a young age, there are generations, specifically the eighteen through twenty six year olds, that might very well die at a young age. This disaster must be knocked off its tracks and turned in the direction where the average American has a healthy body mass index (BMI). Most of this is self responsibility of the American citizens, people need to be conscious of what they’re putting in their body and another part of the solution is having the government subsidize fruits and vegetables, also putting a tax on unhealthy food and drinks. From 1970 to 2007 the obesity rate in Americans has doubled. In the 70s being obese was for the most part just genetic and fourteen percent of the population was obese. The availability of unhealthy food has drastically increased since the 1970s.This food is also much cheaper, making it more appealing to the average American. Most meals were cooked at
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