Obesity probably IS a disease for a tiny fraction of the population - what Taubes has called a "disorder of fat metabolism". These people would be obese regardless of the food supply.
What's going on today is NOT generally caused by a disorder of fat metabolism. It is caused by our food supply - fattening, addictive, and abundant.
This label will only help people if the medical community actually ever gets its hands on good information as to the root causes of obesity, and then extrapolates the most successful means of neutralizing those causes. There is no CURE, just as there is no cure for any addiction, there is only the hope of remission and continued abstinence.
The LAST thing we need is MORE PILLS!!!!!
Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 6/20/2013 (11:19)
Challenge 1: Add activity at home to my must-do list.
Challenge 2: Bedtime is now going to be 11:30.
Challenge 3: Leave work on time. It'll all be there in the morning. Whatevs.
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