Obesity In Young Hobbles Military Summary

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Lawmakers should impose restrictions on the amounts of sugar each person ingests. For one it is a matter of national security in the article “Obesity in Young Hobbles Military” the author says “Our country is now waking up to another serious health crisis that has left many military leaders concerned about the future strength of our armed forces. The crisis this time is obesity. Over the last 30 years child obesity rates in this country have tripled, due to too many high-calorie, low-nutrition foods and not enough exercise.” This means that if the tendencies of this generation continues, then the amount of able bodied people serving in the military will be severely diminished as the older generations die off. The author also states that…show more content…
The article entitled “UN Health Agency Points to 'Solid Evidence' Backing Its Call to Reduce Sugar Intake” stars that “We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10 percent of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay," said, Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of WHO's Department of Nutrition for Health and Development. "Making policy changes to support this will be key if countries are to live up to their commitments to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases." This essentially means that a reduction in sugar ingestion can lead to the prevention of dangerous diseases, but governments have to play a role in the process to this reduction.“The WHO's recommendations are based on evidence showing that adults who consume less sugar have lower body weight and that increasing the amount of sugars in the diet is associated with a weight increase. It also shows that children with the highest intakes of sugar-sweetened drinks are more likely to be overweight or obese than children with a low intake of sugar-sweetened drinks.” They are basically saying the amount of sugar you ingest is proportionally related to the increase in weight which in turns lead to other health issues that were mentioned in the 60 minutes segment “Is Sugar Toxic?” by Dr. Robert

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