The Chief Causes Of Obesity

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The Chief Causes of Obesity As we all know the obesity has become a great problem for many people around the world. A research shows that 34.9% of adults in the United States are obese, and the money used for health problems relating to obesity has greatly increased. The estimated cost was $147 billion in 2008, and the cost for obese people were $1,429 higher than normal people (cdc.gov). There are a lot of factors which makes many Americans obese. The chief causes of obesity are bad food choices and the reliance on the industrial food chain, and the government, the food companies and people are responsible for it. The main reason people started making bad food choices because they do not know the information of the food they eat. Most people do not know how many calories in a hamburger or a can of soda. In David Zinczenko’s article “Don’t Blame the Eater”, he states “Prepared food aren’t covered under Food and Drug Administration labelling laws” (393). If people buy fast food, it will come wrapped in the paper with no nutritional information. Fast food companies might give that information when requested, but normal people will not request it, so there is no way for them to know about the food they are eating. Some other food products may contain nutritional information on them, but people usually do not look at them, so they have no value. The other reason is that there are many “food desert” where people living there are not easily accessible to healthy food. Most…

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