Why I Think Declaring Obesity A Disease is Harmful

It’s inaccurate:

It distracts from the real issues:

It’s a win for the weight cycling industry

Unfortunately, what’s good for the weight cycling industry isn’t necessarily good for patients: 

There is a Change.org petition on this – I’ve signed, have you?

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12 thoughts on “Why I Think Declaring Obesity A Disease is Harmful

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  3. Excellent post! I’m here via Melissa at Shakesville. This post was the best refute to the AMA ruling that I found. I reblogged it at swoonnow.wordpress.com. Your blog is just terrific. Thank you.

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  5. I probably am hoping against hope, that they will treat it like a real disease and seek actual CURES.

    I of course think it is a disease or at the least a symptom of disease.

    Who could say that obesity is not a disease for me though with a straight face? [or at least a part of the disease process and symptom.

    Now I hope they do real research.

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