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Transcript of Obesity
Should The Obese Be Protected From Discrimination
80% of all diabetics are overweight or obese.
Over 300,000 deaths each year are associated with obesity.
From 1980 to 2002 the number of obese adults has doubled and adolescents has tripled.
An obese person has anywhere from a 9 to 13% higher chance of getting of having arthritis.
11 to 18 pounds overweight puts one at risk for type two diabetes.
Cancer and Pregnancy
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Should We Allow Discrimination Towards The Obese
In 1976 Michigan became the first state to implement laws against discrimination toward the obese.
The argument is that you more or less chose to be obese by eating too much of the wrong foods and not exercising enough therefore the obese are open to discrimination.
Airlines such as Delta, American, and Southwest have implemented regulations forcing those who are overweight to have to purchase a second seat on the plane.
Hospitals have began to increase the weight limit of their beds and toilets to accommodate their heavier patients.
Disney has even claimed to have altered their 'The Small World' boat ride in Disneyland to accommodate the obese by changing certain functions on the 60 year old machine.
Companies tend to favor using those who aren't obese in all of their marketing.
Clothing stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch don't carry sizes for people who are overweight. They also don't allow their stores to be handicap accessible.
The argument is that discrimination is inexcusable regardless of how much control one has over the trait being discriminated.
Obesity can cause breathing problems such as Asthma and Sleep Apnea.
Obesity increases the chance of birth defects in new born babies.
The chance of either the mother or infant dying in labor is increased with obesity.
Those overweight have a higher chance of cancer in their colon or kidney as well as prostate and breast cancer
Over 700 mothers die in pregnancy or child birth in the United State Of America and over 1,000,000 babies die the day they're born world wide.
Roughly 20% of all elite models are underweight and over 15% of them are anorexic.
Approximately 33% of all actors and actresses in movies or on television are underweight.
Children age 8 through 18 on average are exposed to multiple types of media sources for an average of 44.5 hours a week.
The majority of children under 8 claim not to know the persuasive intent of advertising.
On average kids see 5,000 to 10,000 commercials a year. A lot of them containing junk foods and fast food.
We as a society are susceptible to these ads that market unhealthy foods and items that bring unhealthy habits. Also the size of people we see on TV or in magazines give people a unrealistic expectation as to what the average person looks like.
Cancer kills 565,650 people every year in the United States Of America.