Obesity affects the individual and the country. The biggest effect is on the individual. First of all, being overweight has health risks . Obesity can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions. The quality of life suffers, as it is difficult to enjoy exercise or move. Another result is lack of self-esteem. This can lead to depression, eating disorders and crash diets. The country is also affected. It becomes very expensive for the government to provide advanced medical care such as heart transplants. Unhealthy citizens are also less productive. and their children learn poor eating habits.
Obesity continues to become a problem in the United States, and it is an issue that must be addressed as a society as a whole. Obesity affects the individual carrying the extra weight around, of course, but it also affects society as it is left up to the government and other health care facilities to address these issues and treat them, thus costing tax payers and the government money. Currently there are talks underway of how to combat obesity and its every increasing rising, and one of the ways to help combat the disease is to look at the causes of obesity.