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The epidemic of fast food and its effect on the health of Americans.

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´╗┐Of Epidemic Proportions Of Epidemic Proportions Theo Hall Instructor: Joanne Cohn ENG 1101 College Writing CNM July 2, 2012 Thesis Statement: The rise of fast food has helped contribute to obesity on becoming one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. 1. Introduction 2. History/Background/Purpose 1. What 2. When 3. How 1. Mass Production 1. Effects 2. Risks 1. Nutrition 1. Fats 2. Sodium 3. Content 1. Health Problems 1. Statistics 2. Obesity 3. Psychological Effects 1. Conclusion The concept of fast food has made a definite lasting impact on the American consumer and the American culture. Many Americans have made fast food a must in their daily lives. On average, one in four Americans visit a fast food restaurant every day. ...read more.


They called it a speedy service system. Mass production is essential for making the fast food restaurant appeal to so many people. Mass produced foods are higher in fat, calories, sugar, salt, and are lower in fiber. The high content of trans fat, salt, and fats are part of the reason why the food tastes so good. Researchers suggest that the foods ability to deliver a large amount of calories and fat content in one sitting also gives the food an addictive quality. The process of mass production involves sending large amounts of food through a factory in a short period of time. Because of this, the food can become contaminated very easily with just one sick animal or piece of waste. ...read more.


Also, if you are obese, the changes are increased of having asthma and you are 92% more likely to experience asthmatic symptoms. An unhealthy diet can also lead to cardiovascular disease, which is the number 1 global cause of death. Research also suggests that almost one-third of cancers are diet related. Obesity increases the risk of developing cancer in the color, esophagus and kidney. Fast food can also cause an array of different psychological effects, ranging from depression to hyperactivity. The trans-fatty acids in the food are the culprit, which have been shown to cause depression, clog arteries, and set the stage for poor mental and physical health. Fast food is definitely not going anywhere, so it is up to the consumer to develop self-control and carefully watch what they eat or obesity will surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. ...read more.

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This work aimed to discuss the role of fast food in the causing obesity in the USA. There were many good points made, but there was a distinct lack of evidence to support them. When referring to ?research? it is important for the writer to make clear which research specifically is being referred to. It is still a little unclear as to how exactly fast food has contributed to obesity in the USA. The writer mentions the convenience and the things inside the food that make it so tasty, but has not yet clearly made the link between this and obesity levels. ?Connect the dots?, so the reader is not left uncertain of the argument.
Spelling and grammar were good, as was the writing style.

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