Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

2152 Words Dec 19th, 2016 9 Pages
Did you know that “sugar-sweetened beverages are the single most fattening and disease promoting aspect of the modern diet” (“15 Things”), yet it is one of the most popular drinks in the United States? It is surprising that a liquid could cause so much damage to one’s health. This is one of many factors contributing to obesity. In fact, the population of obese adults who are of the age 20 and older in the United States has doubled since early 1960s, from 13.4% to 35.7% (“Overweight and Obesity Statics”). That means that more than one-third of adults are considered to be obese today in America, and its number is still increasing. This is something we need to further study since obesity causes critical health damages such as cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and stillborn for a child whose mother is obese.
Though I don’t have an obesity problem, I learned that what goes into my body affects my physical and mental health from my experience of being diagnosed with eating disorder. Since then, I started to study nutrition from my doctor and dietitian. The more I learned, the more I became interested. Consequently, my major is nutrition and I am taking a nutrition class. Thus, I have a basic knowledge of health studies, and am concerned about the obesity problem in the United States. I am eager to expand a research on obesity issue, including its causes and solutions. Obesity problem should be considered more seriously by all Americans, not because it looks…

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