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.  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.  The Surgeon General reports an estimated 300,000 deaths per year may be attributed to obesity.  People who are obese have a 50-100% increased risk of death from all causes. Read More