Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Is Obesity a disease?

If you have a couple of hours (!) you might like to watch this.   i haven't had a chance yet, but if you have let me know what you think in the comments.

This is from Obesity Panacea.


Christopher Blum said...

Yes, some people are genetically inclined to obesity. No, that does not give them an excuse to not do anything about it. Why do we need a video to tell us these things?

Bill said...

A great book on the subject is "The Obesity Myth" or "The Diet Myth". The bottom line is that being heavy cannot be isolated as a cause of health problems. The problem is inactivity and poor diet. Take a heavy person and get them to exercise and to eat better and they become every bit as healthy as a slender person. It doesn't matter whether or not they lose weight. A fat person who exercises is better off than a thin person who does not. Diets fail 90% of the time and yo-yo dieting has some definite negative health effects. It should be about health and not losing weight.

js290 said...

Weight alone is not a good metric of health. There are better metabolic markers: http://samsnyder.com/2012/01/05/medical-tests-recommended-by-dr-ron-rosedale/

Get the metabolic markers in order with proper nutrition and let the weight and body composition take care of itself.

superbootcamps george said...

Thanks for posting this, I'm off to see if I can get it on my iphone for a watch whilst I drink my brew:)

Keep up the good work,

Just Another Rep said...

I definitely think Obesity is a disease. Not so much a physiological one but psychological one, and its aetiological factors are mostly social ones!