The great epidemic

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Juana Viveros-Salgado
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The Great Epidemic

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is one of the most famous phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence. The humanfinds the happiness when he is accepted by the others humans. Actually, we are in a period where the standard of beauty forces us to be skinny, young and attractive, if you do not have thesecharacteristics, you are a loser. Every where we can hear about how can you lose weight, what is the best diet, fat free foods, smaller sizes, etc. every those things to be skinny, if you are skinny then you arehappy. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased healthproblems, I found this definition in the dictionary. The obesity is not only a health problem, I do not think to speak about health because I am not a medic, but I want to make sense of the economicimpact social and cultural problems.
There are many slimming pills and other miracles that would have us lose weight effortlessly. Diuretics, fat burning, thermogenics, etc. are available in pharmacies,chemists, herbalists and even Internet. The slimming craze that dominates the world has led to proliferation on television, radio and the Internet. Most of these products are used to very little, somenatural ingredients and these are sold without prescription and others are medications that may be taken only by prescription; taken without control, all can have dangerous side effects. Most of theslimming pills and drugs, either with or without a prescription, say a diuretic, appetite and fat burner. But, with the exception of these medicines in case of obesity, the rest is largely ineffectiveif not combined with diet or exercise, and even dangerous if taken without control. Fat-reducing creams are the deception of the millennium and a great business of the history. Any woman cannot be...
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