Obesity a Disease or Result of Poor Eating Habits? (Poll)

July 5, 2013 1:31 AM

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Obesity a Disease or Result of Poor Eating Habits? (Poll)

If obesity is defined as a disease, as the AMA is proposing, it is currently at epidemic levels in the United States. But, if it’s a disease, then one’s personal responsibility regarding poor eating habits and getting enough exercise would make little if any difference in how obese a person is — obesity would be the result of genetics, or other things beyond our control.

America has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. More than a third of all Americans are obese, and another third are considered to be overweight. Besides a host of long and short-term medical issues that people who are obese experience, an entire industry has sprung up which has its raison...

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