Topics: Obesity, Nutrition, Food Pages: 3 (970 words) Published: May 20, 2013
Globalisation- The worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. Obesity- An abnormal accumulation of body fat, 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight. Globesity can be considered as obesity becoming a global epidemic as well as globalisation increasing the world obesity. For the past 20 years, the level of obesity has tripled in number and unfortunately, the figures are still increasing rapidly. Obesity is a huge issue as it can result in diabetes, heart disease and several cancers. Developing countries are being exposed to cheap, easily accessible, over-processed foods due to globalization of large corporations. ¾ of the world’s economic growth is now coming from countries we previously thought of as poor such as India, China and Brazil. In 1950, 700 million people were malnourished and 100 million people (mainly in rich countries) were obese. In 2010, 800 million people were malnourished and the number of obese people grew largely to 500 million people, displaying that this is a very rapid and serious problem. The biggest killer Mexico is facing today is Diabetes, over the past 30 years Mexico has gone from having a great amount of their population malnourished to dealing with a population of which over 60% are growing overweight or obese. Mexicans are getting fatter faster than anyone else in the world due to their significant shift in diet. Coca Cola has become very big in Mexico and many Mexicans are including coca cola into breakfast, lunch and dinner. The high accessibility of Coca-Cola in Mexico and the even higher demand for it is a major factor to their rapidly increasing obese population. Children are mostly at risk by their diet and are developing diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Some babies are being fed coca cola in their bottles rather than milk formulas, which is extremely bad as they’re not getting the right nutrients which are crucial for their development and the introduction of...
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