The Psychosocial Burden of Obesity
In 2016, 39% of adults were overweight, with 13% obese. Obesity is a risk factor for chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Obesity is a huge problem that needs to go. While we are doing this, we must be empathetic to the psychological burden of obesity experienced by people and cease victim-blaming.
Is Fast Food Today Healthier Than in the Past?
The author of this article offers no medical advice as to the nutritional value or lack thereof of modern-day fast food, inclusive of plant-based options. Seeking a doctor’s opinion regarding any questions of this nature is highly recommended. In the interests of clarity, information and excerpts for this article are fully-attributed to several media outlets and company websites, including Wikipedia, ASCO Post, Buzzfeed, Zippia.com, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and FlowerBurger.com.