Obesity Epidemic Summary

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Bruce Y. Lee’s article entitled “How our Health-Care System Is Feeding the Obesity Epidemic” (2015), suggests that while it’s correct to suggest that personal choices can be blamed for the obesity health crisis, the health care system in the United States also has to shoulder some of the blame. Lee (2015) theorizes that failed financial incentives, lack of knowledge and training in medical education and limitations of the physicians’ role regarding infrastructure and other policy making decisions have a direct impact on the obesity and subsequent disease processes that are impacting the nation. Obesity in America has increased over 20% in the last 35 years and is directly or indirectly the cause of multiple hundreds of thousands of deaths
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