Out of the total revenue, $10 billion comes from the healthy food section. To maintain the balance between the demands of shareholders and other interest groups, the company is hiring more health officials, so that they can do more research and improve their products. 2- How effective do you think Pepsi Co. has been in responding to stakeholders concerns about nutrition and sustainability? As I said before, you can't expect Pepsi Co. proving a purely healthy food items. It has faced many criticism, for it's unhealthy ingredients.
Obesity Issues in America Currently, the United States is in the middle of a serious and growing health and economic issue: body weight. To be considered overweight, one must have a body mass index (BMI) from 25.0-29.9 units and to be obese, BMI must be 30.0 units or above (Aim for a… 2006). A very high 61 percent of Americans fall into one of these categories with about half of that group being the worse of the two, obese (Ulrich, 2005). And although the thought of an obese person can invoke an adult image, the problem certainly does not discriminate. Children are steadily becoming just as large.
Many companies selling these products make claims, for example, that creatine monohydrate is poorly absorbed and or poorly metabolized by the body. This is simply untrue: research has found that creatine monohydrate is highly absorbable. Some claim less “bloating” or other supposed effects of monohydrate, but don’t have a drop of data to support the claim, or even a feasible theory as to why their form would not have the effect vs. the monohydrate form. They often claim dramatically improved absorption over monohydrate (without data), fewer side effects (without data), the ability to reduce the number of non-responders to creatine (without data), etc. Are you starting to see a theme here?!
It is mainly undertaken in Western, individualistic cultures. However, such a criticism might in turn be criticised, because it forgets that it is in these cultures that obesity is most prevalent. Obesity is often linked to factors existing more in these countries, such as availability of high-fat foods and more indoor activities. As opposed to other kinds of eating behaviour research, criticisms of cultural bias in obesity research is much less severe because obesity is, for the most part, culturally specific. However, what cultural differences do exist hasn’t been explored sufficiently.
This is the biggest question when it comes to obesity. Is it the individual’s fault for being obese, or is it because the government refuses to help? Radley Balko believes individuals are at fault while Kelly Brownell and Marion Nestle believe the government is at fault. However, instead of arguing over whose fault it is, the government and each individual should take responsibility for obesity. The individuals are responsible because they are the ones obese and the only ones that can truly help themselves.
The law professor at the University of Colorado and author of numerous scholarly articles and books, Paul Campos, in his essay “Being Fat is OK,” published in Jewish World Review in 2001 addresses the topic of obesity and argues that the charts that gives one’s Body Mass Index (BMI) are based on a remarkably elaborate series of untruths, due to the America’s multibillion-dollar diet industry. He supports this claim by first pointing out the absence of any “solid” scientific data that link overweight and death, then by supplying the most basic axiom of the scientific method to dispute the idea that thin people are healthier than fat people, and finally by providing statistics that show the failure rates for diets. Campos’ purpose is to call attention to the flaws of the BMI chart that consider most of the Americans as overweight, in order to convince people that this is a myth, spread by the U.S diet industry to help it earn greater profits. He adopts a scholarly, casual, and ironic tone for his audience of overweight Americans, the readers of the Jewish World Review magazine. The visiting professor in the sociology department at the London School of Economics, author and consultant to the British National Health Service, Susie
The overall rating of Muscle Pharm Assault was 8.3 out of 10, which is quite reliable. Now of course it isn’t the highest rating there is but it is also cheaper than a lot of the other products there are. Most people said they enjoy the product and that it got them the adrenaline rush they desired. Only a few said they didn’t like it very well and that it wasn’t effective. In their defense, it may be true.
Dieting Controversy Our society considers fat people, both overweight and obese individuals, to be unhealthy and at a greater risk of having an early death. Personally, I do not understand why they are even looked down upon. I believe Paul Campos’ thesis statement is that the actual number of a person’s weight does not determine if the person is fat; rather it is the person’s lifestyle and daily routines that effect their life span and health. One topic sentence I chose is concerning the “body mass index” (BMI), this is a number determined by calculating an individual’s weight divided by his or her height. BMI has nothing to do with the fat content.
Not only are we doing this to ourselves, now we are doing this to our children. (1 in 3 American children is obese). 30.6 percent obesity in America. This number is sobering when comparing it to other countries. What is more alarming, is that if people don’t start paying more attention to what they are eating this number is only going to grow.
The obesity rate in the United States is a staggering 33 percent of the country being obese. According to NationMaster, that is up from 30 percent in 2005. With the increase in technology and convenient unhealthy foods, the percentage is only expected to rise in the future. There are many factors that contribute to obesity. Some are uncontrollable, like genetics, and some are, such as choosing to eat the cupcake instead of the fiber bar.