Top Pro & Con Arguments


Obesity decreases a person’s life expectancy and can cause death, like other diseases.

Obesity in adults can lead to three years’ loss of life. Extreme obesity can shorten a person’s life span by 10 years. [4] A July 13, 2016 Lancet meta-study found that even moderate obesity led to an increased chance of early death: 29.5% for men (compared to 19% for men of normal BMI weight) and 14.6% for women (compared to 11%). The authors calculated that one in five premature deaths in North America could be avoided if obese people were normal BMI weights. [58][59] The Surgeon General reports an estimated 300,000 deaths per year may be attributed to obesity. [36] People who are obese have a 50-100% increased risk of death from all causes. [36]

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