Fattest In America Research Paper

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Fat, Fatter, Fattest More then half of America’s population is overweight. This number is climbing and will not stop unless we do something about it quick. Obesity has found a new home and it is right out side your door, America. Americans have become the fattest group of people in the world. It is becoming a serious epidemic, killing thousands of people a year. There are things that can be done to prevent and change the increasing number of people who are suffering from obesity. In the next few paragraphs I will tell you about obesity and what is causing it, what health problems can occur, and what we can do to stop it. The Culprit “In 1999-2007, 64.5% of Americans were found to be overweight, and 30.5% were obese. Extreme obesity…show more content…
While it appears that, at least in some individuals, there is a genetic predisposition to obesity, genes clearly do not explain the rapid increase in obesity we are now seeing in our population. After all, Americans have not had a sudden change in their genetic makeup over the last 20 years. The only logical explanation for this rapid fattening of America is in our lifestyles, and in what we are eating. And these two factors have changed recently. Americans are less active than they once were. Automation, computers, satellite TV and video games are ever more prevalent, and unless we make a specific effort to exercise, it is all too easy for many of us to live completely sedentary lives. Apparently, we are. Also, there is no doubt that the American diet isn't what it once was. We are eating more highly processed foods, and more fast foods, most of which are loaded with sugars, fats, and a new culprit - trans-fatty acids. In any case, it is now impossible to avoid the conclusion that the American lifestyle and the American diet are unhealthy. Furthermore, obesity comes at a cost; it takes a huge toll on a person’s…show more content…
But, more and more people are making the choice of gaining excess weight. People are growing bigger and bigger and doing less and less and because of this people are going to live shorter, unhealthier lives. If we continue on this path we will live in a world of fat. The good thing is that this is a disease that can be avoided by having healthier habits. But unless a lot more people make these tough choices, there won't be enough healthy working people around in another 20 years to provide the taxes necessary to buy health care for the rest of us. By doing the right thing by staying active, eating right, you can live a happier, longer, healthier, life. So jump on the treadmill and run your butt off before obesity gets

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