The Causes and Effects of Obesity Essay

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So much of what occurs in this world is a result of cause and effect. For instance, if a match is struck; a flame ignites, if water is put on the flame; the flame is extinguished, if more fuel is added to the fire; the fire gets bigger. A major problem in our society today, the problem of obesity, results from cause and effect. While many factors are involved, the causes for obesity are ultimately from choices made by individuals. One of the causes for the continuing rise in obesity in the United States is because the cycle of obesity, that perpetuates from parents to their children, continues. Poor nutritional and physical activity modeling from obese parents has a profound negative effect on their children, and if we are ever going to be…show more content…
While fast food is not the best choice of food to eat, it can be fine if eaten in moderation, and if children want to eat fast food too much, parents should just say "no". Some parents blatantly state that they don't not have the control to resist buying unhealthy products for their children. They make it seem like they truly do not have a choice of whether they choose to feed their children healthy food or junk food, either because their children demand it or because they are are ignorant about other healthier alternatives. It is humorous to imagine a parent being driven by some powerful force driving through a fast food line or shopping in a grocery store and the unhealthy literally food jumping in shopping cart itself. It is a funny thought but that is almost what it is made to seem like. Recently there was a shocking story in the news about a toddler in Indonesia that smokes numerous cigarettes a day, the parents of the toddler say it is basically too difficult to get him to quit. There was an uproar from shocked parents around the world, claiming child abuse. While of course it is a tragedy for such a thing like a toddler smoking to occur, and in no way should ever be condoned, there is some hypocrisy involved there. Some of the parents who were disgusted by the story and condemned the toddler's parents are in fact hypocrites, for they are also guilty of knowingly making unhealthy choices for their children, that could be as detrimental to their

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