Obesity must be treated as disease ???!? WTF?

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    It's right up there with alcoholism
     
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    I get that he's saying it must be treated systematically...with a purpose...like a disease.

    Frankly, the 'stop eating so damn much' diet seems best :)
     
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    If alcoholism is a disease, it's the only one they tax :p

    what I don't understand is why the health insurance companies don't target obesity more...they'd save a load of money if they could make their members excercise...
     
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    Ahhhh...Here's a clue..
    $$$$$$$$$$$
     
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    My first wife (she died of cancer) felt hungry all the time. The brain wasn't sending signals to tell her she was full. She was in her 30s when it stopped sending signals and she gained a lot of weight rapidly. They finally operated on her stomach and put her on a strict 1800 calorie diet a day and she dropped down to a respectable 120 lbs. but died shortly thereafter. The bad part is, she died hungry.
     
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    I think this would illustrate too plainly how collectivization eventually leads to dictatorship in all facets of life. If I am my brothers keeper, that sort of DOES give me the right to dictate terms to him. Self sufficiency is the lychpin of freedom. We should be negotiating fees for medical treatment and procedures on a per item basis, with competitive bids from a milieu of parties. Wal mart medical center.
     
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    Well, since they made eating too little a "disease".
     
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    Overeating and alcoholism tend to be symtomatic of deeper issues.......not unlike homosexuality, right?
     
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    I'm not so sure- overeating, overdrinking and sex are just plain fun, and fun things are habit-forming.
     

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