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    Is being fat a disease

    A recent news publisher posted about the UK government having talks about whether being fat is a disease or that you just like eating for a family of 10.

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    Personally it's absolute bollocks! How bad as soceity and life got that they have to try to powder things up. They put more calories on than they can burn.. they get fat, they get unhappy.. then they claim every benefit to not work.

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    Originally Posted by "SQUID-EYE" pid='937' dateline='1546600037'
    A recent news publisher posted about the UK government having talks about whether being fat is a disease or that you just like eating for a family of 10.

    Thoughts?

    Personally it's absolute bollocks! How bad as soceity and life got that they have to try to powder things up. They put more calories on than they can burn.. they get fat, they get unhappy.. then they claim every benefit to not work.
    Now that's just bullshit. Being obese ok but fat? come on

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    Originally Posted by "Kimon" pid='938' dateline='1546601196'

    Now that's just bullshit. Being obese ok but fat? come on
    Obese.. Fat people put themselves in that situation.

    If it became a disease it would be under the same category as Cancer...

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    Depends on the person, some people legitimately have problems that cause them to gain weight uncontrollably. I know someone like this personally. But, that is probably like 1/50th of all obese people. You make the mental decision to eat unhealthy, at wrong times, and not have physical activity. All in all, nobody else can be blamed for that. The food industry doesn't exactly help though. So no, I don't think its a disease in most cases.

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    Obesity caused by reasons outside of the person's control would be a disease in my eyes. Otherwise, no, you're just a greedy/lazy fuck. Like me.

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    Disease? No. But it's definitely unhealthy.

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    I remember seeing something like this when I was going for nursing before I switched majors.

    "Fat" is a loose term as there are multiple types of overweight body types, but the World Health Organization classifies obesity as being a chronic progressive disease.

    So it really depends on how much excessive body fat you've accumulated.

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    I do not consider it a disease, more of a self discipline/control subject to me.

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    RE: Is being fat a disease

    Self inflicted, I understand some people can't help it because their are problems that can make you gain weight even if you hardly eat, but majority of it is down to the person and lack of self control, in my opinion

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    Re: Is being fat a disease

    I believe it can be a symptom of a disease. Addiction, depression, diabetes, genes etc. I think it goes deeper than just deciding to put food in your mouth. Addicts for example may need to take more and more of a substances to maintain stability and chemicals such as dopamine, endorphins etc in the brain. Same with those suffering from depression. In that case I would suggest the real disease is chemical imbalance. Over-consumption and fat is just a result of that.

    Same with bulimia and anorexia.