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I. Introduction: A. Attention-getter: Every year America’s health gets worse. About two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. B. Link-to-Audience: Fast food is becoming really popular amongst Americans. We should be concerned about our everyday health and what we are eating versus what we really need in our bodies for our health. C. Thesis: Obesity in America has a lot of history, causes, and effects.
II. Transition, Main Point 1: To begin with, the history of obesity wasn’t as bad as it is now. A. Obesity – condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body. (Definition, Merriam-webster.com) B. Being fat was a mark of wealth and health before the 1900’s because it indicated you had the resources to get lots of food. (Example, livestrong.com) C. More than one billion adults across the globe are overweight. (Statistic, www.voxeu.org) D. 34% of Americans are obese compared to 24% of Canadians. (Comparison, huffingtonpost.com)
III. Transition, Main Point 2: Secondly, there are a variety of causes of obesity in the U.S. A. Certain aspects of society and food production are known to play a role in the increase in obesity over the past decades. (fact, livestrong.com) B. According to the national Institutes of Health, obesity and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. (Statistic, wvdhhr.org) C. We are enormously addicted to an enormous array of garbage foods, known as legal poisons and industrial additives. (Opinion, hesh Goldstein from Obesity Epidemic article – naturalnews.com) D. “The global epidemic of obesity is completely out of control.” (Quote, BBC International Obesity Conference)
IV. Transition, Main Point 3: Lastly, the effects of obesity haven’t been good for some people’s…...