Intro – Blog 3

I will be focusing on the increasingly common vegetarian lifestyle. Overweight and obesity are increasing  not only in the United States, but globally. According to 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 64% of United States adults are over weight. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a total of 1.2 billion people are overweight or obese and numbers are rapidly increasing. After researching common news outlets for information and news on vegetarianism I concluded that mainstream media is completely lacking and uninformative. I can understand why many people have their odd misconceptions about the topic. I feel information about how to obtain an efficient diet are missing, along with the many many benefits being a vegetarian has, besides personal health. I feel it is highly important for my audience to know about vegetarianism. This is because as previously stated, there are many other benefits besides personal health. If people knew much more of the aspects of vegetarianism I can guarantee it would be more widely accepted and put to use. 

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