In them article “Let Them Eat Fat” the Author, Greg Crister, uses concrete facts and figures to buttress his arguments. Several researches were considered. There were also comparisons among race, culture, gender and social classes. For instance, “In 1998, Dr. David Satcher, the new U.S. surgeon general, was moved to declare childhood obesity to be epidemic. "Today," he told a group of federal bureaucrats and policymakers, "we see a nation of young people seriously at risk of starting out obese and dooming themselves to the difficult task of overcoming a tough illness."
Hunger is one of the biggest problems the world faces today, in fact, last night, 870 million people went to sleep hungry (World Food Programme, 2015). That’s a number that is larger than the populations of the U.S and Europe combined. According to the World Food Programme 's statistics for the year 2016, in the time it took me to write this sentence, 14 people have died due to starvation. According to the statistics calculated by the WFP, nearly half of the 21 thousand people that die everyday across the globe from hunger and hunger-related causes, are children. The top 10 countries that suffer from hunger are Burundi, Eritrea, Comoros, Timor Leste, Sudan, Chad, Yemen Republic, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Zambia, respectively (guy-allen, 2014).
The movement grew tremendously during the nineteenth century. When the United States entered World War 1 in 1914, there was a shortage of grain due to the long demands to feed the soldiers. Since grain is one of the major components in alcohol, the temperance movement now had the target they needed to fuel their fight. During the next five years many states enacted their own prohibition laws, and finally, on December 16,1919,
Some of these were short-term effects, and others were long-term effects. The Columbian exchange is responsible for mass production of silver coins, which caused inflation; trade of corn and potatoes; which changed farming habits of Europeans; destruction of forests and plains in the New World, which caused Native Americans to change their hunting habits; and spread diseases, which caused a decline in Native American population. This is important because all of these effects of the Columbian exchange played a role in developing modern America. The Columbian exchange has helped shape America and without it, the America that stands today may be completely
Impacts of the Flu Vaccination Do you get your yearly flu shot? Well you may want to after knowing that the flu kills more Americans than any other vaccine preventable disease. It’s a virus mostly caused by influenza A and B, but can be spread through people, animals, and objects. Ever since the invention of the flu vaccine, only 5-20% of Americans catch the flu every year, way less than before it was invented when 40 million people were dying from it. That’s why the flu vaccination is such an important biological discovery and has had a positive social and economic impact on America.
According to a U.S. survey, people living downwind from hog farms, where such factories originate experience more headaches, runny noses, sore throats, excessive coughing, diarrhea and burning eyes than residents of communities without hog factories. Such factories, however have generated intense opposition in rural Canada. Living next to one can be unpleasant, in addition
If America added sensible gun control programs and procedures we could lower that rate. The United States has one of the highest gun violence rates in the world and some of the worst statistics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on an average day, over 90 Americans are killed by guns. People are treated by gun-related injuries every day. In 2013, 117,894 Americans were killed or treated for gun-related injuries (Gabor, Thomas, 2016).
Mexico is experiencing an obesity epidemic. 73% of adults and 35% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, that is, in total 60.6 million people (52% of Mexicans) suffer from this condition. Overweight and obesity (SPyO) is the main risk factor for disability and death for Mexicans. According to data from the Global Burden of Disease, SPyO is mainly associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but also with bone and muscle disorders and some types of cancer. With that being said, it is clear that obesity is a problem and it is a problem that suffers more than half of the country.
Studies today indicate that people are experiencing higher bouts of depression than in the 18th and 19th century when work and life was considered more difficult. (factual example - McAuliffe 43) 2. The article reports that 12.6% of Americans suffer from anxiety and another 9.5% suffer from serious depression. (statistic - McAuliffe 42) C. Our eating habits, combined with our lack of exercise is purported to be the "second leading non-genetic contributor to death in the U.S." (factual example - Camenzind) 1. Nutritionist Phyllis Hall stated that we tend to eat foods that are high in fat, which produce high levels of cholesterol in our blood, which in turns leads to plaque in our arteries.
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