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?




12 responses to “Why I Think Declaring Obesity A Disease is Harmful”

  1. Andrea Fuehrer Avatar
    Andrea Fuehrer

    I shared this on Facebook. If there were a LOVE button, I’d click it for this, again and again.

  2. Laura (dusty_rose) Avatar

    Yes yes yes YES! Thank you for this.

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  4. Patsy Nevins Avatar
    Patsy Nevins

    Very well said. I signed also & have been doing a fair amount of ranting on facebook.

  5. O.C. Avatar

    Excellent summary. Thank you for this.

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  7. Elizabeth Avatar

    Reblogged this on Swoon and commented:
    The assumption behind the word “obese” is unhealthy, bad, weak, greedy, selfish. The conversation on what it really means is below.

  8. Elizabeth Avatar

    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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  10. Five Hundred Pound Peep Avatar

    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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