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More than 357 of the United States adults are obese Many factors can lead to obesity but the food we consume is one of the main factors Since 1970s the fast food chains have more than doubled causing the obesity rate to grow The normal intake of calories per day is 1500 -1800 calories but one fast food meal can be more than that So what is the government doing to lower the obesity rate Even though the government feels we should have the choice on what to eat more people are becoming obese because there is not high enough regulations on fast food the effects of advertisement on consumers and the government is not aware of alternatives to help lower obesity rateThe food we consume is highly processed inexpensive and convenient The government is always looking for new ways to make mass productions of our food at the cheapest cost Since the food cost is cheaper industries are serving larger portions so consumers think they are getting a bargain deal The government is not making the food industry cut down on the potion size of the food they are serving Consumers are considering these portion sizes the new normal This is causing the consumer to take in more calories than they should which is a factor in obesity The Government is not concerned with what the fast food industries are doing since to them its all about economics and we spend over 110 billion a year on fast food This causes the government to not make higher regulations The next point on advertisement can also be attributed to the government needing to make higher regulations Today the media takes up a lot of our time and the food industry takes advantage of that The fast food industries spend over 5 billion dollars alone on advertisement About 90 of ads we see on TV are food commercials and many tend to eat more
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