This has implications on insurance and how medical world sees ot?
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Exactly! I guess now they think eating 12 double cheeseburgers a day is a disease... Disability Benefits here we go... Com'on folks, lets all eat our way to disability!
I completely agree with this assessment. Having obesity itself labeled a disease to me seems to lend to people making more excuses for self-sabotaging behaviors.
I agree with this so much! but then I also think what causes them to want to eat so much? is it greed or a lack of mental/emotional problems? I think that is where the fine line is whether its a condition or a disease?
If obesity is not diagnosed as a direct result of an underlying problem, it should not be considered a symptom. It should be considered a consequence. Just like a smoker, which I am, lung disease would be a consequence, not eligible for benefits.
Then Wikipedia should define my cigarette smoking the same way, right? Addiction is considered a disease.
I'm not really sure what you're saying with that statement at all. Are you saying obesity is an addiction and therefore a disease? Please be more specific, I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on this matter.
I was thinking the same thing. It's sad to watch parents (sometimes obese and other times not) overfeed their children knowing it is unhealthy for them.
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