I agree that the medical community is doing a disservice by using the term disease. Not because help isn't needed, but because of the psychology that having a disease often gives people. Utilizing "I have a disease" as a reason to not change. If this label actualy increases assistance and willingness to change behavior I'm all for it. I don't see it helping do much in the medical community except create more pills and allow for more surgery.
I'm not skinny at all and don't appreciate having people minimize the challenge a change is for someone who has been over their ideal weight. But I see the point in what I saw as the meaning behind the post. My interpretation was that calling it a disease isn't going to help change the behavior pattern.