There are multiple unhealthy trends in modern society. Agriculture
, including meat production, the processed food industry and the medical care "industry" are among them. Elements of these trends converge and reinforce each other. Medical care is involved because people believe it can absolve them of lifestyle modification. That belief is especially prevalent in the US and providing more access promotes a false sense of security. Medical care treats sickness and the lack of effectiveness in achieving cures begets more medical care all the while ignoring or avoiding lifestyle modification that can prevent and/or reverse some of these chronic diseases.