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Saidah Mckissick Ms.CarusoENGL 110226.03.2013Have you ever wondered why why people, not only in the United States, are sooverweight? Now, has it ever occurred to you that their socioeconomic status plays a part in it. Now,what if I said that the amount of money they have is the only reason why their waistlines are expandingyear by year. For those out there that think that overweight people are a “first world problem” you arewrong and will continue to be wrong. Being overweight is more of a problem in more developedcountries, but in less developed countries some people are considerably overweight. Think about thelate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and his son Kim Jong-Un. Their country is full of underweightand poor citizens but these men are definitely on the heftier side. The Kims have a lot of wealth sothey should be smaller since they have access to more healthy foods and better healthcare. Right? Notreally.We all know that more wealth leads to excess. But does more wealth lead to moreexcess? In my opinion and research not so much in certain cases. In the U.S., the Center for DiseaseControl (CDC), did research that showed that men with higher incomes tend to be more overweightthan men with less income. Inversely, higher income women are less likely to be obese than lowincome women, but most obese women are not low income. There is significant trend between obesityand education among men. Among women, however, there is a trend, those with college degrees areless likely to be obese compared with less educated women.Let's think globally again. In China, more and more children are becoming overweight

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