Obesity Is A Growing Global Health Problem

1473 WordsMay 5, 20166 Pages
In America the obesity rates has become a debatable topic. Obesity is a growing global health problem. Obesity is typically results from over-eating and not enough exercise. “In our modern world with increasingly cheap, high calorie food such as fast food or junk food, natural foods that are high in things like salt, sugars or fat, it is no wonder that obesity has rapidly increased in the last few decades, around the world” (Shah, 2010). Obesity rates have reached a constant level in January 2010 and it stayed there for the past 5 years. 34% of American adults are obese and 17% of American children are obese. Childhood obesity in USA is a growing disease that has become an epidemic that has lasting psychological force because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical action, schools not presenting solid sustenance, and parental control has made food become a major health topic in many young teenagers’ lives today. The universe in America faces growing epidemic of obesity. “Between 1980 and 2013, the combined prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide rose by 27.5% in adults and 47.1% in children, a new analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 shows” (Tucker, 2014). To see how much the obesity rates as grown rapidly over the past years so shows that something has to change in the universe. In the article “Is Junk Food really cheaper?” the author states that junk food is cheaper than natural food and that junk food has become a negative effect on
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