The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

967 Words Dec 14th, 2015 4 Pages
The comprehensive assortment of convenient processed foods high in sugar, salt and fat, frequently marketed in large serving sizes with excessive sides, has ultimately made selecting healthy eating choices more difficult for the average consumer and policymakers. Various health experts maintain the onslaught of advertising and promotion surreptitiously and unfavourably influencing ingestion patterns and food partialities of individuals further complicates the issue. There has been substantial encouragement, which has pressured governments and politicians to implement restrictions on the publicising of unhealthy foods, particularly those targeting children. (Jolly, R. 2011)
Researchers of the epidemic of obesity are inclined to emphasise environmental aspects, including the convenience of high-calorie appetising junk foods in conjunction with the influence of television programming, video games, computers and tablets that discourage exercise. Theoretically, there are two consequences to regular television viewing, which are a decrease in physical movement and an increase in consumption of junk food as a result of junk food advertisement exposure. While there is a continuing dispute regarding how food commercials impact the occurrence of obesity amongst children and adolescents and, despite lacking evidence of a direct correlation between childhood obesity and junk food advertising, numerous countries, including Norway, Finland and Sweden, have prevented fast-food companies…

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