Essay on Obesity And Its Effects On Obesity

1038 Words Nov 15th, 2014 5 Pages
Obesity has become an epidemic in society today more than 78.6 million adults are obese. More than one-third of the children in America are obese as well. People who are overweight require more medical treatment than normal weight people. In 2008 obese people spent 1,429$ more dollars then healthy weight people. Childhood obesity is becoming a negative epidemic. Health professions urge people to get their weight under control to prevent further damage to their bodies. Are medical researchers exaggerating the health risk associated with obesity? Obesity is a real problem and the medical researchers are right to overemphasis the risk. Obesity has become a public problem in the United States. Obesity is described as having a BMI over in the 95th percentile. Obesity is going to continue to grow at a rapid speed unless it is controlled. The public should be informed on the health risk of being obese and how to prevent obesity in their families. Current studies have shown that over the next few years it will be impossible to meet objectives set for healthy people.( Wang,2012). Also least likely that obesity will reduce in later years. Generations today could have a shorter lifespan than those of older generations if the obesity epidemic is not under control. Being obese carries massive health consequences. Obesity has been related to hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and respiratory problems.”(“Clinical…

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