Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Obesity is a disease?

This is quite disturbing......

Junkfood science points out an effort by scientists specialising in......obesity have it classified as a disease.

Obesity is a complex condition with many causal contributors, including genetic ones and many environmental factors that are largely beyond individuals’ abilities to choose or control.
· Obesity causes much suffering.
· Obesity causally leads to many aspects of ill health, to functional impairment and reduced quality of life, to serious disease, and to greater mortality...
· Obese persons are subject to severe societal discrimination..

That doesn't make it a disease!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about the fact that visceral fact produces large amounts of arachidonic acid? If being obese contributes significantly to inflammation, it sounds like a disease to me