Effects Of Obesity In America

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Obesity in America Patricia Lett Psych/ 500 Lifespan Development University of Phoenix Denise Dewhurst November 8, 2009 In this period of time an individual’s look is regarded very highly. However, obesity has now became the new trend epidemic in America. Obesity has gain a whole new meaning and is the one thing that does not discriminate against gender, age, race. This paper will discuss how obesity has effect…show more content…
Obesity can cause all types of health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and certain kinds of cancer. Obesity has been on the increase over the last past ten that the years. “ In fact, data from the CDC indicate that the U.S. obesity average was 12% in 1990 and had grown to 23% by 2005.” (Menifield, Doty, Fletcher, 2008 p.1) Obesity cost America so much money and it is one of the most nastiest problems beside drugs. There was a poll done about 2 months ago of CBS that stated that a large percentage of people say that they eat out at least 5 days of the week and sometimes all 7 days at a fast food restaurants or they eat prepackaged foods. This means that they have little time to work out to burn off the fatty foods that they consume on a daily basis. Now there has been a confusing with the term obesity and overweight. Overweight refers to excess body and this includes all tissues. With obesity on the increase so much lately it has appear to show that it could be genetic. Most American adults grown more than an inch over and gain twenty five more pounds than normal since the early sixties, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (WebMD,…show more content…
But now there is convenient food which is way easier to fix but not as health. Instead of kids getting fruit juice they have sodas and instead of a fruit now there is chips and cookies. Sodas and Gatorades have became beverages for school lunches these days. However, though I have notice that in the last past year there is starting to be a change in school lunches and snacks, some superintendents are changing the foods the kids eat to help slow obesity in young

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