Cause Of Obesity In America

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Obesity in America Roman Felix April 27 2010 Outline Introduction: Causes A. Easily available fast food Families would rather buy food due to convenience Fast food is proven unhealthy B. non athletic transportation Everybody drives now distance between stores too large II. Dangers A. health effects Can cause diabetes Can cause heart problems B. Social Effects Inability to do recreational activities Looked down upon Prevention A. Educate Teach parents of dangers Teach children proper eating habits B. Weight Control Practice exercise regularly Practice of good eating habits Conclusion: A bright future for America. Obesity In America America, it has the highest rate of obesity in the World. Over…show more content…
The environment, too, can be causing us to add extra pounds. “Weight gain results from the interaction between genes and environment,” says Linda Bacon, PhD, associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis, and author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight. “Environmental conditions are changing and some people’s genes make them susceptible to gaining weight in the current environmental conditions.” Bacon says that these include increased toxins in the environment, some of which cause changes in hormones which lead us to store fat, and changes in our eating habits — some of the nutrients more common today don’t trigger our internal weight regulation mechanisms as readily as foods from nature do, for example all of the unhealthy fast food easily available at all the convenient drive trough restaurants all over certain cities for example in my hometown of Gilroy, California there are four McDonalds, a Wendy’s, three Jack in the Box’s, two Taco Bells, two KFC’s, and a Carls Jr. My hometown is not a large town and as you can see fast food corporations have infested this town and most fast food is lacking in vitamins and saturated in fat. Many families however buy fast food due to convenience, for example they may have been working all day and may need to work up a meal fast, once in a while fast…show more content…
One of the most common risk factors for insulin resistance is obesity, especially central abdominal obesity. Studies indicate a correlation between body mass index (BMI) and the degree of liver damage. The higher the BMI the worse the liver disease . There are also many different social problems for being obese, some people cannot lose weight after a certain point because they will wear themselves out too quickly to actually start burning enough calories for sufficient weight loss. Many people will also look down on someone if they’re overweight and see them as disgusting creatures causing them to become isolated from groups, possibly making them feel depressed. There are many ways to possibly prevent obesity such as educating families and teaching them the ways to maintain a proper diet and giving proper nutrition for their children. Physical activity is one of the best ways to burn off the excess calories that are consumed on a daily basis from food and beverages. This can be simple things like walking around the block or running around with friends in the park or in

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