Do you know what’s the number one cause of death in America? Well the number one cause of death is heart related diseases. Many of these heart related diseases are caused by obesity. Obesity is “the condition of being grossly fat or overweight.” It is not just being thick boned, or even hereditary. Obesity has become a growing epidemic around the world! A very colossal problem here in the untied states of America; What is sad is that it is a disease one has caused due to their own choice of life style.
Obesity has caused great dilemma in America. It was known as an adult disease. “Over two thirds of adults are over weight or obese.”(Obesity, Jerry R Ballenttne) these numbers are increasing rapidly. Obesity is not just a appearance regard, but a chronic medical disease that can lead to many other diseases; Many diseases such as insulin resistance, gallstones, congestive heart failure, even cancer. Even the most common diseases now in days which are type two diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and strokes. All caused from “obesity”.
Obesity has many bad effects in our economy and to ones self. Obesity has manly-targeted minority ethic backgrounds. In the city survey “ obesity rates are 14 percent for Asians, 16 percent for whites, 23 percent for blacks, 31 percent for all Hispanics.” As you can see mostly blacks and Hispanics have a higher rate of obesity. It is due to over eating, mostly fast food/ processed foods. Most minorities, that all they could afford, plus its fast and convenient you could find it all over. You turn left bam mc Donald’s; you go up an avenue burger king. Plus these intersperses target communities where they know minorities are around. For instance if you go to 5th avenue and 54th in Brooklyn that hole 5th avenue is filled with burger king, McDonald, KFC and many typical Hispanic rich in fat foods.
One of the main causes of obesity in America would be the so-called “western diet.” The western diet is “frequent large meals high in refined grains, red meat, unhealthy fats and sugary drinks.” Many Americans are on this kind of diet; it is very appealing and very unhealthy. All of these sorts of foods trigger a pleasure sensor in your brain, its like a drug once u have taste you want more; plus who doesn’t like feeling good. (? ) Since many Americans are full time workers living in this fast pace life there really is no option for what to cook, or even have exercise in between, even to tired to do so. What has been booming would be fast food interposes and food markets and groceries where you don’t know where these meats and processed foods came from, or if they are really meat, or whole grains (healthy at all). Just because a label says it is healthy, doesn’t mean it is. To much of this unhealthy foods could not be good for you such as the documentary Fork Over Knifes, Dough Lisle, Ph.D. said “ it isn’t because they are lazier then they ever been … people became more self indulgent … their...