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Should Fast Food Restaurants Be Blamed For Obesity Essay

  • Blaming fast food!

    They are giving people something bad, the food alone is to blame for obesity. I understand some people cant afford anything else but McDonald's everyday and if people don't have money, the least fast food chains do is serve and offer something healthy! I'm also partially blaming the consumer because it is their personal responsibility.

  • A qualified "yes" vote.

    Fast food ALONE is not to blame for obesity, but it is a huge contributor. Considering the millions of people served at fast food restaurants versus any other eating establishment, fast food restaurants hold a particular responsibility to provide nutritious, tasty and healthy food. Instead, most fast food restaurants provide clearly unhealthy food, or unhealthy food disguised as healthy food (such as salads with fat-laden dressing). Such disingenuity should be discouraged with proper nutritional labeling.

  • An indirect pressure which increases the negative impact of obesity.

    Fast food is not to blame, however, the impact of fast food on a person’s health would have any jury struggling to agree that fast food outlets are innocent bystanders in the global impact of obesity in the world. Therefore in my opinion they can be no dissociation between the frequency of fast food consumed and an individual’s health. Fast food is a catalyst for obesity, not the cause, but it’s role cannot be underestimated. Yes I agree that individuals have a choice, but the scientific evidence is out there that the average health of people of middle to low socio-economic background, who live in close proximity the fast food outlets have poorer obesity related health issues than those that don’t. This is further proved by the massive increase in westernisation of eastern countries who previously had no fast food outlets and therefore relatively (comparatively to developed western countries) low to non-existent health related diseases (heart disease, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and even some cancers just to name a few). While I’m sure there are many “anonymous” fast food company representatives that may try to sway a vote in an online poll (such as this) in order to clear their conscience and make another dollar, I would challenge any of them to prove my arguments wrong. As a Health and Physical Education teacher of over 10 years, I have seen the result of children that have grown up eating the rubbish food that can be produced at fast food outlets to the point they are addicted. This means that they mentally no longer have a choice as it is habitual. Governments are forcing fast food outlets to state the nutritional value of their meals in their ‘restaurants’ like packets of smokes or bottles of alcohol display warnings of the health impact they may have. They wouldn’t consider these kind of steps if fast food did not contribute to what our world is reportedly experiencing, an ‘obesity epidemic’. Have none of you seen supersize me? Or lost your common sense in the bottom of a greasy burger? It is obvious that while we will not see fast food banned due to the commercial cost, the long term medical and health savings could possibly out way these losses.

  • Yes, fast food is to blame for obesity.

    I don't think obesity is entirely a problem of the individuals who are obese, I don't have any statistics, but through observation and a basic understanding of human nature I have the opinion that yes fast food companies are a major contributor to this now global epidemic. Take the people of El Salvador who until recently have been the latest victims of the beasts of capitalism, (the fast food giants) and as a result tooth decay is rapidly rising in children, along with other health conditions. With a health care system that can't cope, one asks whether the companies responsible should foot the bill? And as a topic of discussion no one wants to attribute any responsibility to these institutions, we seem to have adopted the corporate way of thinking where profits rule. Capitalism is destroying people physically but more importantly there ethics, as well as the planet, just as a beast destroys all it comes into contact with.

  • No fast food don't get the blame

    Its people fault that they eat fast food and don't do exercise and they just stay home and sit on bed or sofa and use a computer.If they do exercise they will not get fat and they can eat fast food and once a week and they can do exercise after that and they can eat healthy food rest of the week.They will then just like normal and healthy people.

  • No fast food don't get the blame

    Its people fault that they eat fast food and don't do exercise and they just stay home and sit on bed or sofa and use a computer.If they do exercise they will not get fat and they can eat fast food and once a week and they can do exercise after that and they can eat healthy food rest of the week.They will then just like normal and healthy people.

  • Every day 11/14 Americans eat fast food every day. 9/10 Americans visit one daily.

    Fast food contains fatty acids, bad ingredients, and preservatives. For example, we know that its not entirely safe either, just a couple years ago e.Coli was found all through out the fast food chain. This was very effective on the people who ate it and even killed people who ate there food. Another reason is that it had been proven that fast food contains a chemical that makes people want to eat it more and more. Although fast food is helpful through-out peoples lives it can be very dangerous and can be very bad for you health and weight.

  • This is my title

    Bc they decided to go and eat there more than 2 a day and so that your fault its not the fast food fault its yours. Your not force to eat there you chose to! You could make food at home thats way healthier than fast food but there just too lazy to cook themself and there for it there fault

  • This is my title

    Bc they decided to go and eat there more than 2 a day and so that your fault its not the fast food fault its yours. Your not force to eat there you chose to! You could make food at home thats way healthier than fast food but there just too lazy to cook themself and there for it there fault

  • This is my title

    Bc they decided to go and eat there more than 2 a day and so that your fault its not the fast food fault its yours. Your not force to eat there you chose to! You could make food at home thats way healthier than fast food but there just too lazy to cook themself and there for it there fault

  • Are Fast Food Restuarants to Blame for Obesity? Essays

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    Several studies have shown that the increase in fast food restaurants over the past few decades has resulted in a negative impact on the already outrageous obesity rate.According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of fast food restaurants over the past thirty years has tripled, which equates to about three hundred thousand establishments in the United States alone. During this time the number of children, ages six to nineteen classified as obese, has risen from five percent to seventeen percent. The percentage of adults classified as obese has risen from half to two-thirds the population. Although fast food restaurants may be a contributing factor to the increasing obesity rate in the United States, people are…show more content…

    Several studies have shown that the increase in fast food restaurants over the past few decades has resulted in a negative impact on the already outrageous obesity rate.According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of fast food restaurants over the past thirty years has tripled, which equates to about three hundred thousand establishments in the United States alone. During this time the number of children, ages six to nineteen classified as obese, has risen from five percent to seventeen percent. The percentage of adults classified as obese has risen from half to two-thirds the population. Although fast food restaurants may be a contributing factor to the increasing obesity rate in the United States, people are ultimately responsible for their own health. Obesity, according to Dr. Joan F.Tryzelaar, is defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on a person’s health, leading to reduced life expectancy and increased heart problems. Obesity can be classified by a person’s body mass index or BMI. A BMI of twenty five trough twenty nine is considered overweight, while a BMI of thirty or more is considered obese. The severity of a person’s obesity can be further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the hip to waits ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors. There are a number of reasons a person become obese. Consuming too many calories is among the most common contributor

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