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Thread: Is Obesity a disability?

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I heard recently that the airline in Samoa was charging passengers by the pound.
    Sounds alright.

    Interesting, since Samoans are genetically and culturally predisposed for obesity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Not impossible but requiring more effort. I'm assuming that people would rather be healthy but maybe it's not a priority for many.
    I live in a rural area and this isn't an issue here so maybe it's a 'lifestyle choice'. I don't trust simple solutions, though.
    It does require more effort to prepare the foods but there are some that arent that difficult.

    I fall into that trap sometimes...I grow lots of vegetables and love them but it's light here until almost 10 pm in the summer and I'll come in and be too tired and hungry to start chopping and cooking.

    But parents can prepare food ahead. Also, from the time I was about 9 yrs old I was (had to) helping my mother in the kitchen. I was also a latch key kid at 13 and had to start dinner myself, with instructions from my mom. It doesnt all have to fall on the parents.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I don't think people care about health anymore. I live in the outskirts of Houston, where people can't bother to be inconvenienced for a modicum of a second unless it involves something being in it for them. There isn't a simple solution, except to let it happen. Eventually the weak will be weeded out by their own vices. It just takes more time in human society.
    I disagree....most people breed before dying of obesity or anything else. What other disabilities or even diseases have you seen 'weeded out of society?' And I dont mean by vaccination.

    And it costs society a fortune $$$$$$$$$.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Can you provide any sources that say the greater part of obesity in America is caused by that? It is the opposite of what I've read...which is about diet and inactivity.
    I don't believe I said 'the greater part'.

    Here's a quickie read on it. Obesity Causes - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I don't believe I said 'the greater part'.

    Here's a quickie read on it. Obesity Causes - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic
    You didnt qualify it at all. You made it sound like it was all obesity. I gave you the benefit of the doubt and asked you to support that much of it is. I didnt even ask for the 'majority.'

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Obesity is actually a symptom of other conditions (mental and/or physical) which may be considered a disability, but in and of itself, no.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    You didnt qualify it at all. You made it sound like it was all obesity. I gave you the benefit of the doubt and asked you to support that much of it is. I didnt even ask for the 'majority.'
    What drives people to over eat? Usually a psychological state that causes them to crave food (there are a multitude of reasons that can cause that state of mind). And it can be a vicious circle... the more you weigh, the more tired you feel, the less active you will be.

    The state of mind is the primary cause. The obesity is a symptom of that state of mind.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    What drives people to over eat? Usually a psychological state that causes them to crave food (there are a multitude of reasons that can cause that state of mind). And it can be a vicious circle... the more you weigh, the more tired you feel, the less active you will be.

    The state of mind is the primary cause. The obesity is a symptom of that state of mind.
    Sources?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Sources?
    A quick search brought up this....

    http://www.healthyplace.com/addictio...ood-addiction/
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    All obese people are not addicted to food. Overeating and poor nutrition (eating the wrong things) is not necessarily an addiction at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    All obese people are not addicted to food. Overeating and poor nutrition (eating the wrong things) is not necessarily an addiction at all.
    Has anybody said 'all'?

    You've yet to make your point. There are many causes to obesity, but obesity is mainly a symptom of other underlying issues.
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