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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According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, there are a high amount of adults in America over 20 years old with some form of weight problem. 33.1% of these adults are overweight, 35.7% are obese, and 6.3% suffer with extreme obesity, only 31.2% are at a healthy weight. Such a widespread presence of weight issues not only constitutes a negative stereotype, but another series of questions. Since the issue is so rampant, does that make obesity a disease? In November 2013, the American Heart Association changed its guidelines so that obesity was now considered a disease, which caused a significant amount of controversy to rise (heart.org). However, following definitional standards, obesity should not be considered
Recently, a lot of debate has gone around about whether or not obesity is considered a disease or not. It is very difficult to pinpoint one sole reason obesity is occurring in people, there are many different justifications for what causes a person to become obese. Obesity is a disease that is currently sweeping the entire world. Percentages of not just adults, but children are skyrocketing like never before. People have never been so overweight until now. I am going to examine why obesity is considered a disease through a scientific, economic, historical, and futuristic lenses.
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Obesity does not discriminate against social status, sex, or race; it can take a person’s life and turn it upside down in the blink of an eye if they are not careful. Some people think of obesity as a worldwide killer because there is no outrunning it if it overtakes a person’s body. Every 1 in 3 adults are obese right here in America, that should give each and every individual some type of hint that there is a major problem occurring. The obesity epidemic is not something that has just caught the attention of people recently; it has been going on since the 1950’s! This epidemic is a major problem; over 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being obese or extremely overweight and over 40 million children were said to be obese in
The American Medical Association (AMA) has declared obesity a disease. Obesity means that an individual has too much body weight that could possibly cause a health risk. Having a body-mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher makes an individual morbidly obese. A healthy BMI would be from 20 to 24.9. The United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world with an estimated of 36% of American adults suffering from it. It is important to not label obesity as a disease because it leads 78 million adults and 12 million children in America into feeling helpless, and takes them away from believing it’s importance as a condition that is the result of eating too much and living sedentary lifestyles.
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Obesity is a disorder where a person has stored so much body fat that it will have a harmful effect on their health and it leads to weight-related health complications such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain cancers, diabetes, and liver disease. Obesity in America is getting worse. More than 70 percent of Americans are either obese or overweight, and obesity rates have increased for all population groups in the United States over the last several decades. According to the article "Understanding the American Obesity Epidemic" from the American Heart Association website, nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day
"A recent survey of North America male found that 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey” (Banksy). Known to be the one of the lead causing death in America. Obesity can be simply defined as the accretion of body mass. Most people automatically assume the obesity is a result of bad dieting or lack of physical exercises which is certainly not accurate. It is a perpetual disease to both adults and children, which is proven to be induced by genes, medication, and even psychological factors such as stress and depression.
In 2008, the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease claiming that “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans,” said AMA board member Patrice Harris, M.D. While this may be true, is that a justifiable reason to classify obesity, a result of unhealthy decisions, as a disease? The fact is obesity is the consequence of choosing an unhealthy lifestyle. True the unhealthy lifestyle may not be chosen on purpose but “The choices we make by accident are just as important as the choices we make by design” – Anonymous. Therefore if obesity is a consequence of choices then I feel obesity itself has to be a choice,
First of all, people have obesity is indeed increase risk for developing chronic diseases and the other health problems. Obesity can be defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat that hurting human body and excess weight is the cause of more illness than virtually any other medical
When the term is brought to attention, the most popular response to this question is almost always excess body fat and a body that is larger than what fits into society’s ideal. What the majority of American society does not understand is that there are many other health complications that follow the life threatening condition. Excess body fat has become so stigmatized, in a society that upholds such a high standard of a thin physique, where most characterizations and points of view go beyond the actual pathology associated with the condition where, in the case of obesity, no such pathology exists. Such stigmatization has inhibited society to understand that obesity and being overweight is a direct consequence of one’s lifestyle habits and not induced by a contagious “epidemic”. These ignorant characterizations may lead to a negative portrayal of bodyweight where, overweight individuals such as Dawn and Judy of All of Me, in the end, are urged ( utilize slapdash methods of weight loss)to strive for an unrealistic ideal of body image through gastric bypass
Is obesity a disease or a human related cause? Researchers have studied this question for years and have come to a variety of different conclusions. Some believe that obesity is a disease and can only be prevented by medications, while others believe that obesity is a human related cause and can be only prevented by a healthy diet and exercise. The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced that obesity is officially a disease. Dr. Patrice Harris, a member of the American Medical Association board of Trustees stated, “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans (Pollack).” Dr. Patrice Harris is correct. Labeling obesity, as a disease will change the way the medical community addresses this issue, but not positively. Labeling obesity as a disease is absurd, because obesity is not a disease. Rather, obesity is a human related cause, which can be supported through genetics, the corpulent American society, and the comparison of obesity to other health risks based on the decision of the AMA.