Before Judging Obesity By Namwan Leavell: Article Analysis

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Obesity is a world-wide problem in the United States. I recently viewed an article called “Check Your Food Privilege before Judging Obesity”, by Namwan Leavell. This article explains how obesity can be either an epidemic or a lifestyle choice but is not bias towards either problem. Leavell states “While the severity of this phenomenon is undeniable, there’s a certain attitude commonly adopted towards obese people bothers me.” Therefore, in my opinion it is morally wrong to judge obese people without knowing why obesity occurs to them in the first place. What causes obesity?

One of the major causes for obesity is overeating. The stability between calorie ingestion and energy outflow determines a person's weight. If a person is ingesting more

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