Why should we against the fast food industry in the U.S.

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In the modern society, fast food has become part of our usual meal. With the numerous advertisements about the fast food industry, they usually grab the attention from the children, especially in the United States. Many people choose to eat fast food because it is fast and tastes good; however, fast food is something you can make in an instant like frozen food and those sold at fast food restaurants such as McDonald's and Burger King and these are not good for our health. Thus, we should against the fast food industry in the U.S. because it contains a lot of fat and lacks freshness which is very unhealthy.

Eating fast food as regular meal can lead to many health problems such as obesity. The problem of obesity is growing very fast in today's society. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one-quarter of U.S. adults are obese. With the increasing accessibility to the fast food and the high competition between the various fast food joints, fast food obesity has become a major problem for the U.S.

to deal with. Also, a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that "people who eat fast food have a greater calorie intake than those who do not, and therefore have a greater risk of becoming overweight or obesity." Since some of the food at the fast food franchises like McDonald's and Burger King are contain with high fat ingredients such as cheese, French fries, fried chicken and bacon, people who always eat this would have a greater risk of becoming obese. Once people get obese, they are more likely to have other serious health illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and breathing problems. Thus, we should educate people to stop eating fast food too often...