Summary Of Don T Blame The Eater

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The ignorance of the United States has allowed an epidemic of increased obesity rates to swamp a once flourishing, successful country. The lack of information given on the effects of healthy and unhealthy food contributes to the the dramatic increase in weight in America. Compared to the 1970’s, where meal intake was valued and daily physical activity was the norm, America lacked knowledge on how the fast food will affect the human body and the economy. Life today is not the exemplar of how a country should run. At an alarming rate, children and adolescents are becoming more and more overweight due to fast food restaurants on every street corner or the high price for healthy options, which makes unhealthy options more desirable. The low…show more content…
In David Zinczenko’s article, Don’t Blame the Eater, Zinczenko provides evidence for the devastating truth of childhood obesity and first hand experience of what it is like as well as the health risk she was exposed to at a young, vulnerable age. The considerable difference in obesity rates in children has become a tough situation for parents to resolve. Why? Not enough of legal guardians, and consumers as a whole, spend more time looking at the nutritional value rather than just looking at the price of the good. The adolescents that are seeing this as exceptional action are going to raise children in that matter and make government-based decisions that can later affect the country. Zinczenko gives statistical evidence of his claim on more cases of lifetime obesity occurring when he allocates, “Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by a genetic disorder- only about 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2, diabetes. Today, according to the National Institutes of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country”. This shows how drastic the American culture is being changed and negatively impacted due to ignorance of the consumers. The obesity epidemic will cause long term health issue for those that possess the issue, therefore, means an unhealthy weight gain can lead to a series of comorbidities such as, Type 2 Diabetes, various forms of cancer, gallbladder disease, and cardiovascular diseases( i.e. heart failure and hypertension, as well as many other forms of
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