Obesity : A Growing Problem Essay

1802 Words Jul 25th, 2015 8 Pages
Obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. today, caused primarily by physical inactivity, over eating, a diet high simple carbohydrates and will cause chronic illnesses. For the past few years, the rate of obesity or obese people has grown in the United States, is it because of a social problem, or is it an epidemic? As a nation, we need to find out the root cause of this problem. As you read this you may wonder or think to yourself a social problem, I don’t think people want to be obese. Well there are two sides to every story and I am here to find out, which is the most accurate. There are many types of people in the world, some critics argue that obesity is a fad or a trend while others argue it’s a natural epidemic. So what causes this problem and why is it so huge especially in the United States, why has it rapidly been growing?
There could be many causes to this. One could be as obvious as over Physical inactivity, when you don’t exercise regularly or at all your body won’t have any way to get rid of the extra food that you eat and if you are a child these habits can follow you when you become an adult. (Abedin,2009). In 2009 research has be conducted by (Sarah J. Salvery) stating that just eating 300 more calories when with friends or peers, but among all of the children in the study the overweight children ate the most so in a way in this instance obesity is related to being social and could be a social problem partially. We all have friends and social…

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