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Obesity is a disease that affects 39 million Americans more than one-quarter of adults and about one of every five children Each year obesity causes 300000 deaths in the US Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease caused by a combination of complex inherited and acquired factors including excessive calorie and food intake decreased physical activity and genetic influences The defining characteristics are excess body fat and the long-term treatment and management are necessary to achieve and sustain weight loss Today more than 70 million Americans are overweight This has all happened due to Americans becoming lazy and slothful the overload use of technology and the easiness to eat or sit We cant change our genes but we can change our behavior Small victories in weight loss often as little as 10 of total body mass can result in positive effects on health and well-being even if an ideal weight remains obscured The positive effects of regular physical activity include lower blood pressure and increased cardio- respiratory fitness My solution is to have people exercise more even if they dont reach their desired weight and to control what they eat or are subjected to eat In the last ten years the proportion of the population that is obese has increased from 25 percent to 32 percent - a level that may be considered epidemic and is increasing rather than decreasing I believe this is a fact of laziness because it is the individuals fault even if they blame fast food restaurants it is their fault A man who dependedon fast food restaurants as his breakfast lunch and dinner suffered two heart attacks and developed diabetes He claims that he always believed fast food was good for him and joined a group of plaintiffs bringing a lawsuit against McDonalds Burger King Wendys and Kentucky Fried Chicken Plus we eat when we get nervous tired angry or depressed and so that means we depend on fast food even
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