Argumentative Research Paper Topics: Why are Americans rapidly becoming more obese?

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  1. Why are Americans rapidly becoming more obese?

  2. What can be done to help children keep a healthy weight?

  3. How can people lose weight and keep it off?

  4. Is weight gain caused by genetics, environment or some other factor?

  5. How do naturally thin people stay that way?

  6. What is the relationship between food, exercise and weight?

  7. Are low carbohydrate diets (like the Paleo diet, the Adkins Diet and the South Beach Diet) really the best?

  8. Do meal planned diets like Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem really work to help people keep weight off?

  9. Why are Weight Watchers and other calorie counting diets often considered the best by doctors? Is this true?

  10. Is weight really a matter of "calories in, calories out?"

  11. What is the best diet for a young adult?

  12. Can Vegetarian diets be healthy?

  13. Why are so many people now choosing to go on gluten free diets?

  14. Is sugar really bad for you?

  15. Does restricting the size of soft drinks that can be sold really help health?

  16. Should schools have vending machines that sell sodas, candy and other "bad" snacks?

  17. What can schools do to promote better health in students?

  18. Does intermittent fasting really help you to be more fit?

  19. How can morbidly obese people lose weight safely?

  20. Is the T.V. show "The Biggest Loser" helpful in motivating people to be healthy? Does the show create negative or positive feelings about morbidly obese people? Does it exploit the contestants?

  21. What causes anorexia? How can it be prevented? How can you help an anorexic friend? Why are more young men becoming anorexic?

  22. What is morbid obesity? How does morbid obesity affect a person's health?

  23. What should we do about the cost of healthcare for overweight people? Should there be a greater insurance premium for people who are obese?

  24. Is surgery a good option for people to lose weight?

  25. Are sugar substitutes helpful for dieting?

  26. Is fat really bad for you? Is a low fat diet the best?

  27. What can we do to help people around the world have clean water to drink?

  28. Is hunting good or bad for the environment?

  29. Should Rhino horns be removed to prevent them being poached?

  30. Can we protect wild areas and animals by promoting eco tourism?

  31. Should the government discourage or regulate oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico?

  32. Does recycling really make a difference?

  33. Should all states adopt a deposit on soft drink bottles and cans In order to promote recycling?

  34. Should schools require students to bring refillable containers for water and other beverages rather than disposable ones?

  35. Should supermarkets charge for plastic bags in order to encourage the use of reusable bags?

  36. Should your city do more to encourage recycling? Or should your campus do more?

  37. What causes people to litter? What can motivate people to clean up after themselves?

  38. What causes earthquakes? What can we do to reduce death or damage from earthquakes? Or how can we better predict them?

  39. Does being a vegetarian or vegan help the environment?

  40. Can using LED lights make a difference?

  41. How can composting help save the environment?

  42. What is Hazardous Household Waste and why is it important not to throw it in the regular trash?

  43. What is deforestation? How does it happen? Can it be stopped?

  44. What are the dangers of people living in cities with high pollution like Beijing?

  45. Is nuclear energy really safe?

  46. What should be done with nuclear waste?

  47. What is the best way to handle our trash? Are landfills a good idea?

  48. Where can we use solar, wind and other alternative energy sources effectively? What is the best way to encourage alternative energy use? Government regulations? Incentives? Helping companies that produce the products? Advertisement?

  49. Should mothers stay home with their children?

  50. Is divorce something that kids recover from?

  51. How can you know you are in an abusive relationship? Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

  52. What are the effects of domestic violence on children?

  53. What are helicopter parents? How does this type of parents help or harm their children?

  54. Is it good to be an only child?

  55. Is doing sports and other activities together a good thing for families?

  56. How have video games impacted family life?

  57. Why do some people treat their pets as family members? Is this a good or bad thing?

  58. How does inter-racial adoption affect a family?

  59. Are large families better for children?

  60. How does birth order effect children?

  61. Are older people better parents?

  62. Have cell phones and social media made families closer or not?

  63. Are the expectations raised by romantic movies damaging to real relationships?

  64. How will nanotechnology be used in medicine?

  65. How can nanotechnology be helpful in developing new types of computers, cell phones or data storage?

  66. Does using cell phones make people more or less connected?

  67. What should be the laws about using cell phones while driving?

  68. Why are children better at understanding new technology than their parents?

  69. Do violent video games cause people to act out violently?

  70. Can students study better using digital textbooks on a tablet than they can by using books, pens and paper?

  71. Will paper and books become obsolete?

  72. Should everyone get a microchip of their personal information to avoid identity and credit card theft?

  73. Should parents be able to choose the genetics of their children?

  74. If we can help people live longer through technology, should we? Is there a balance between quantity and quality of life?

  75. Should the biggest crimes be punished by the most final of all sentences? Take a stance for or against capital punishment and justify your position. You can also argue for or against certain types of capital punishment.

  76. Juvenile Justice System –Should the juvenile justice system treat young people as adult criminals, or should they attempt to rehabilitate them in youth facilities?

  77. Increased gun control decreases civilian safety.

  78. The death penalty should be abolished.

  79. Student school schedules should be changed to have more vacations.

  80. Same-sex marriage should or should not be legal in every country and state.

  81. Marijuana should or should not be legalized.

  82. There should or should not be laws against abortion.

  83. All students should be required to take nutrition and physical education courses.

  84. Citizens should be taxed a percentage to send towards medical research.

  85. Every citizen should have access to free healthcare.

  86. There should be mandatory psychological counseling for all teenagers in school.

  87. Nuclear weapons should be illegal.

  88. All motor vehicles should be pushed towards electric power.

  89. Prisoners should be used in the workforce.

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