Causes of Obesity

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Causes of Obesity

By | December 2005
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Obesity is a life threatening condition and is creating a major health crisis in America. The most horrifying thing about obesity is that its victims are becoming younger and younger. What it all comes back to is what people are putting in their bodies, what they are eating. People have horrible eating habits and poor knowledge of nutrition, they seem surprised when they are suddenly overweight and on the verge of obesity. Many people put the blame on getting older and lack of exercise, this is part of the problem, but nutrition plays a much larger role, especially in childhood obesity. Lack of nutrition is key. Bad habits are the source of many people's problems, they are not caring to read the labels of what they eat. Processed foods that contain chemicals not fit for a living organism, a Big Mac with 26 grams of fat and 500 calories, how can people overlook this ("Fast Food Nutrition")? People do not look at what they are putting in their bodies, they do not think of what is natural for them to eat, what they should be eating. People pass these bad habits down to their children, as it is inevitable, and now childhood obesity is becoming a growing concern. The American obesity epidemic, in both children and adults, is being caused by poor nutrition habits which can only be solved by action by the government to provide information for people to develop better habits squelch distribution and consumption of unhealthy foods. America is in the midst of a major health crisis. Obesity is America's fastest growing health concern ("Obesity"). In the United States alone 40 million people are obese ("Obesity"). The problem is not just that obese people are fat, tend to have low self-esteem, and have trouble working and functioning like a normal person. Obesity can lead to many other problems such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. "80% of type II diabetes related to obesity, 70% of Cardiovascular disease related to obesity, 42% breast...