Obesity In The United States

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Disease? For centuries obesity has been a problem among the people of these earth. During these last few years it has rapidly grown all around the world. Obesity has become a very big problem for all sexes and ages. And it has put The United States has been second in the list of countries of most obese people in the country. Obesity is a disease because it meets all the criteria and steps needed to be a disease. Being an obese person impairs you like any other disease. The United States is the second most obese industrialized country in the world. The first one being mexico but not by much.“It decreases life expectancy and impairs the normal functioning of the body; and it can be caused …show more content…

It is harming in many ways even when it comes to having sex. When it comes to obesity it has a lot more risks of dying from getting a sickness making it fatal. Food is one of the causes that leads to obesity. Whether it's eating in large unhealthy portions or stress eating ,it has become a big problem. Obesity is a preventable risk factor . People choose to be unhealthy and fat and the same way you can prevent smoking you can also prevent obesity.It's not a disease because it's caused by malnutrition."Corpulence, when it arrives at a certain height, becomes an absolute disease." (“Obesity ProCon.”)It is a side effect because it can be caused by other diseases.Obesity is also the result of eating too much and have a unhealthy …show more content…

The government named it a disease so it could bill the medicare services. Obese people would good care can live longer than expected and don't alway have to be in the hospital. It possible to be obese and live regular lives. “Compared to 40 years ago, people today spend more time commuting, sitting in front of a computer, watching television, playing video games, and generally exercising less.”(“Obesity ProCon.”)Sugary foods and and the modern size servings have tripled in the last fifty years .Obese people have the choice of going outside and exercising and they still choose to watch tv and not do anything. In conclusion proponents contend that obesity is a disease because it meets the definition of disease; it decreases life expectancy and impairs the normal functioning of the body; and it can be caused by genetic factors. Not only inner shape gets affected but also outer shape .It ends up affecting you even in your sex life . Opponents contend that obesity is not a disease because it is a preventable risk factor for other diseases; is the result of eating too much; and is caused by exercising too little. It's also caused by a sedentary life and wrong food

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