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Obesity was once known to be a personal problem to individuals across the nation At a very rapid pace obesity has become one of the most talked about social problems in America There are many different theories and questions as to why obesity has grown to be the social problem we talk about on a daily basis Obesity became a visible social issue when medical research national health organizations and medical professionals tied obesity to many health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease and found obesity to be the second leading cause of unnecessary deaths Health Effects Our society is sadly made up of a stratification system simply meaning we are split into groups that are unequal with regard to valued resources such as wealth power and prestige Lauer Although it may often not be perceived as fair people are judged by their appearances on a daily basis in our society Without the realization the link between society issues and obesity begins at a young age Obese children are more likely to be bullied which causes a disturbed self - image In other words these bullied children will grow to have poor self esteem throughout their lives Living a happy life is nearly impossible when you are an individual with a disturbed self-image which may also lead to a life that is not as successful as one may wish Therefore people with high self esteem and courage are more apt to make positive lifestyle changes that will result in a more successful life on the other hand when one has a disturbed self image mind set this is unlikely to happenIn class we have been speaking about social mobility and how one most likely do not move or fall out of social class their parents have provided for them Is there a similar correlation when it comes to obesity Children of obese
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