Obesity As A Disease By American Health Association

1885 Words May 18th, 2016 8 Pages
Obesity is growing rapidly in America and all over the world. Even scientists are not sure what 's driving this epidemic. Obesity is a very complex term to describe because many researchers define it as a disease and some count it as a lifestyle habit. What is obesity? Obesity is a condition of being exceptionally fat or overweight. Genetics, combination of hormonal changes and behavioral factors of a particular person can cause obesity. Obesity can cause dangerous diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. In some cases, it can also lead to cancer, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, and fatty liver disease. Obesity is a leading cause of every ten American deaths. Obesity has increased because of a decrease in working efforts in offices, laziness, and lack of exercise. Obesity is considered as a disease by American Health Association while the poor decision of a particular person widely causes obesity, for example choosing an unhealthy diet over healthy food, eating high-calorie foods such as candies, ice creams, etc. Statistics show that the problem of obesity is a rapidly growing epidemic in the United States. As mentioned in Harvard Men 's Health Watch "In less than 40 years, the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. has increased by over 50%, so that two of every three American adults are now overweight or obese." This Harvard Men 's Health Watch survey explains that obesity is growing rapidly at an extremely high rate of 50% in the United States, which is…
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