The Effects Of Obesity On Today 's Youth

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In the past couple of years there has been an uproar about American health. People are starting to take notice of the fact that American citizens are getting fatter and fatter every day. Recently, there have been many documentaries about obesity in today’s youth. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don 't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. Children are gaining more weight and everyone thinks it is because of technology and the lack of outdoor play. That could be the reason, but it can also be something entirely different. America is known for their big meals and fattening fast food. There are fast food restaurants around every corner and it is cheap so this also contributes to the obesity rate rising. Americans are known to other countries as the “fat ones”. They stereotype Americans as these fat and lazy people who only think about themselves. America is the second country with the most obese people, following closely behind Mexico. Obesity is at its all-time high and the government is slowly taking
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