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As the obesity rate increases and Type II Diabetes becomes more prevalent, should the government employ mandates to solve the problem? Examples: Fast food regulations (taxation, locations,...

As the obesity rate increases and Type II Diabetes becomes more prevalent, should the government employ mandates to solve the problem?

Examples: Fast food regulations (taxation, locations, ingredients) Public School lunches Vending machines (removal esp in schools) Restaurants (having to provide nutritional information) Schools (releasing BMI of students to parents)

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There are arguments to be made for both sides of this question. 

On the one hand, we can clearly argue that government should employ mandates like those you mention as a way of reducing obesity and the health issues that go with it.  Obesity and related health problems have a major impact on our society.  The government ends up having to pay to treat these problems that occur because of people’s bad choices.  Therefore, it would seem logical to allow the government to make laws...

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