Medicine 16

TOPIC

Young people’s obsession with dieting

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I think there are two major causes for this tendency.
 Firstly, some young people suffer from extremely low self-esteem and it leads them to go on an excessive diet in order to improve themselves. Some of them believe that if they become thinner they will be able to be more confident and as a result, some of them go on an excessive diet which could lead them to suffer from eating disorders. In this case they may need mental counselor who can give them appropriate advice.
 Secondly, this obsession is encouraged and promoted by media and advertizing companies. They and including companies which sell weight-loss products all want to make profits and young people are an easy target because they are easily influenced by external factors. As a result, some of them are obsessed with slim bodies glamorized by media. This obsession could bring the fear of getting weight which could lead them to suffer from anorexia or bulimia at last. In this case media and the companies should be more prudent not to take advantage of young people and young people should be more careful not to take the media at face value.
 As I mentioned above, there are two major causes for this tendency.

メモ

若者のダイエットへの異常な執着です。
自信を持てない人たちがダイエットに走るというのとメディアの影響力を理由に挙げてみました。
とくにメディアの影響力が強いと思います。
コンプレックス産業は医療関係のトピックでよく出てきますね。