Obesity : The Growing Rate Of Obesity

2497 WordsMar 30, 201510 Pages
Almost every country in the world has a similar problem: the growing rate of obesity in the population. Few may ask this question: what is obesity? Obesity is a condition characterized by a person’s excessive accumulation and storage of body fat. Millions of people around the world are affected by obesity, while hundreds of thousands of lives are claimed every year due to this preventable condition. We, as Americans, constantly blame fast food for our obesity problem. In my opinion, think it’s the opposite. Human beings have the free will to choose what we want to eat. No person on the face of the earth can force another person to eat what he or she chooses for the other. Some people just cannot get through their heads that they…show more content…
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