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    Medical World now labels Obesity as a "disease"

    Having told us for years; to eat loads of refined carbohydrates; the medical community now responds; instead of changing their dietary advice; to simply relabeling obesity as a "disease". Their response to the obesity epidemic; is to change the wording. Use a different term. A new label. Just pathetic. Had me laughing.

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    I think it actually makes sense since these days obesity is often the first visible symptom/sign of metabolic disease or Syndrome X. It's just unfortunate that they are clueless as to offering a reasonable treatment that actually works. It'll just be more of the same-old-same-old with possibly the ability to get insurance to pay for drugs more frequently.
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    Yup, we love to name symptoms and pretend we've "discovered" something.

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    This is just sad. I hope people don't think that they have to treat this with medicine like you would other diseases. That would be tragic.
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    Being obese is the visible symptom/sign of eating too much for a longer period of time...
    Last edited by Gorbag; 06-19-2013 at 01:52 PM.

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    If you can call alcoholism a disease, why not obesity?
    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    If you can call alcoholism a disease, why not obesity?
    Alcoholism is addiction to alcohol, some mental disorder(s) underlying it, but not all obese persons are addicted to food or have a mental disorder that makes them overeat…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    Alcoholism is addiction to alcohol, some mental disorder(s) underlying it, but not all obese persons are addicted to food or have a mental disorder that makes them overeat…
    I would guess its 99%. IMO, the reluctance to recognize the addictive qualities of processed foods and the twisted way so many women view food in the Western world, is responsible for millions not being able to face up to why they're fat. Gluttony and sloth are actually easier to accept in our puritanical culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    Alcoholism is addiction to alcohol, some mental disorder(s) underlying it, but not all obese persons are addicted to food or have a mental disorder that makes them overeat…
    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    I would guess its 99%.
    Maybe if you are morbidly obese, but often people are obese because of bad habits within the family. The parents are fat or obese, their kids are fat and even their pets, cats and dogs are fat…

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    So giving someone a diagnosis might make them accept treatment and follow a healthier diet. Even a healthy CW diet will help some people. And maybe some of them will find their way here.
    I sincerely hope you are right.
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