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View Poll Results: Is it fair that fat people are being subjugated to this kind of public scruity?
Yes - Most fat people are willfully overeating and deserve the stigma 28 68.29%
Meh - Being fat is an American problem, but it's not a dis-ease 8 19.51%
No - Being fat is OK, American weightloss is a moneymill, Yay, Scales! 1 2.44%
No care - there are fat people everywhere, and I've been to Vermont! 4 9.76%
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American Medical Association labels obesity a disease... fat people rage.
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American Medical Association labels obesity a disease... fat people rage. - June 25, 2013, 09:07 AM

Opinion: Fat people say #IAmNotADisease - CNN.com

Everything we eat in America is laced with preservatives, sugar, and salt. In nearly every other country I've been in the only people who are fat are the rich. I'd qualify this all by saying some people have issues with retaining weight but talk to someone in Africa about the need to diet in America and you'll get an incredulous stare from individuals who have worked since they were children to keep as many calories in their bodies as they're burning. That's not our fault, of course, but overeating or eating the wrong stuff is.


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June 25, 2013, 09:13 AM

I have absolutely no sympathy for overweight people when I see them slamming mcdonalds for lunch every day

I went to burger king the other day for a chicken sammich (Rare occasion for me to eat fast food) and got a medium drink with it. when in the hell did a medium turn into a 32 ounce? what's a "Large" these days???

I drank maybe 8 ounces of it and threw the rest away


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June 25, 2013, 09:23 AM

ridiculous: "If the AMA truly cares about the health of fat people, they will end the war on obesity."


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got a medium drink with it. when in the hell did a medium turn into a 32 ounce? what's a "Large" these days???

I drank maybe 8 ounces of it and threw the rest away
This blows my mind, when I was a kid the small drink is now what they give you when you want water, the mediums are huge, some spots dont even have smalls anymore.


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#5: it's genetic (among Americans) and it's Monsanto's fault

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June 25, 2013, 09:31 AM

I think they classify it as a disease so they can legally treat it with medication.


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June 25, 2013, 09:53 AM

I'm not skinny. I have to work real hard to avoid getting obese, because my metabolism is all jacked up.

So, it makes me extra fucking mad when some 400 lb hose beast gets on TV and starts crying about her thyroid.

IF you have a thyroid or other similar metabolic problem, it's controllable with medication and with a fuckload of PT.

I can still run a sub 16 minute two mile, and I can still ruck up and walk 20 miles.

It's all in their fucking head. There is no "disease" other than metabolic disorders that can make you fat, and if you have one of those disorders, they're easily controllable.


It's not a disease, it's a fucking choice.


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Semi-mixed feelings about this...

Food is very addictive, especially sugary, high fat, high sodium type foods.

When it's cheaper to buy a box of cookies than a carrot, we perpetuate this cycle.

It's very easy in this country to eat very unhealthy foods. If you want to eat healthy, you have to go out of your way, and (usually) spend more $$ doing so.

I have lots more to type, but no time right now... as a general statement, I fucking hate fat people.. but I know from both friends and family that they're not all the same.

Side note: one of my best friends growing up was obese. He weighed around 370 lbs when we were graduating high school. Now? He's weighing in around 200. Immensely proud of that dude.
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The question though: if obesity is a disease, how do they plan to treat it?



I sure fucking hope the proposed answer isn't meds.

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The question though: if obesity is a disease, how do they plan to treat it?



I sure fucking hope the proposed answer isn't meds.

(haven't read above article yet)
There is a growing movement to use legally prescribed amphetamines to "treat" it.

It's absurd. It's also dangerous.


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The question though: if obesity is a disease, how do they plan to treat it?



I sure fucking hope the proposed answer isn't meds.

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FDA-approved diet drug Qsymia now available with prescription - CNN.com


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Obesity a disease.



I would venture to say that only a small fraction of people who are obese actually have a legitimate issue related to the chemical signal that tells your brain to stop eating because you're full, a thyroid or metabolism issue, or they're simply genetically coded to be "fat."

The rest - they're simply masking their other issues by stuffing their pie hole with comfort and junk food. Lack of dietary knowledge is not a disease. Lack of knowledge on how to maintain proper physical conditioning is not a disease. Laziness/Greediness is not a disease.

The American diet doesn't help matters. Loaded with fat, sugar, simple carbohydrates, and empty calories. Add to this that many additives, ingredients, preservatives and compounds allowed for use in America (i.e. Corn Syrup, Bromenated Oils, Certain Dyes) are BANNED in many other nations throughout the world.

Interestingly enough, these countries do no have chronic rates of obesity. Correlation? I don't know - just something to ponder.



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There is a growing movement to use legally prescribed amphetamines to "treat" it.

It's absurd. It's also dangerous.
Legalizing the next generation of Speed and Meth heads. Sounds like a proper solution that only a Pharma company could love.

Simple problem? No, let's make a pill for that. It'll cost us less than 1 cents per pill to manufacturer and we can sell it into distribution for 10 cents and keep them on the treatment treadmill for years .



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