How Obesity Affects Society

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The effects of obesity on our society Obesity is a terrible thing to have in life. People often assume overweight is the same thing as obesity but that in entirely wrong. “The United States is already one of the most obese countries on this earth and is quickly rising ever so higher on the list” (American 1). Obesity negatively affects society by insurance cost, health, Quality of life. Obesity affects your everyday life in many ways even with the simple things like tying your shoes and standing up by yourself. Obesity affects your insurance cost drastically: Over the past two decades, the adult population in the United States has, on average, become much heavier. From 1987 to 2007, the fraction of adults who were overweight or obese increased …show more content…

According to Reuters Health people who are obese have a greater risk of falling into depression another health concern of this country. People who are obese suffer from low self-esteem and can estrange themselves from others because of their weight. Women who are normally very self-conscious of their personal image and can have low self-esteem tend to even have lower views of themselves when they are overweight. This can lead to them turning to anorexia or bulimia just so that they can slim down. (American …show more content…

Fast food and unhealthy living are all problems with today’s society. We need to hunker down on obesity or it will drastically decrease our quality of life, increase our insurance costs, and our nation’s overall health. “How Obesity is affecting the World around YOU.” American Adult Obesity, 8 May 2011, “How Does Obesity in Adults Affect Spending on Health Care?” Congressional Budget Office, 4 Aug. 2015, “Overweight & Obesity Statistics.” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 Aug. 2017, “Healthy Weight.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 Aug. 2017, Daily, The Alternative. “8 Ways Being Overweight Interferes With Your Quality of Life.” The Alternative Daily, 28 Mar. 2016,

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