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  • Obesity is a disease

    Obesity is a health issue that can lead to heart failure and diabetes. It can be treated with operations or medicine, so I would classify it as a disease. It is curable, but it plagues millions of Americans. It is an epidemic and it must be treated. It is self inflicted, and it can be fixed.

  • Debate: Is obesity a disease? Yes.

    We have all seen people who look obese. Many people say that they are infected with a disease. But, are they really? Obesity is a disease. Surprisingly, a very common one. An American study proved that obesity has officially been recognised as a disease. Obesity is not only widespread, but it's become a real health risk. Obesity has many side effects and causes many health problems like cancer, high blood pressure and gout. I think that as common as obesity is, it is as easy to evade. Looking after our health is very important and having proper nutrition for a certain age is vital. I

  • Obesity, despite being avoidable, is still a disease.

    The definition of disease is a "disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury." So it applies to the obesity epidemic perfectly. All the arguments against this seem to be suggesting that because obesity is sometimes avoidable, then it can't be a disease, which is bs.

  • Fits definition of a disease

    A disease is defined as "a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury." Obesity causes incredible stress on the joint and body, leading to cardiovascular issues, sleep apnea, and even decreasing one's lifespan. As it impairs the function of the body, and can at times be caused by genetic factors, it is a disease.

  • Obesity is a disease

    A disease is generally thought of as an abnormal state, or a condition that prevents the body from functioning properly.

    Obesity is a disease because it impairs the functions of a normal body b/c excessive fat tissue causes the overproduction of molecules that can lead to abnormal food intake. Just as diabetes results from the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar, obesity results from the body’s inability to regulate energy balance.

  • No its not

    Bruh like lmao who tf really thinks fat is a disease? That stupid fr!! All you gotta do is eat gud considering that diet is 75 persent of the problem! Get off your butt and do some exercise silly! Being fat may be an epidemic but so is being lazy!

  • No it is not!

    Obesity is not a disease, because just because your fat does not mean I have a disease it just means I need to lose weight. Obesity is not really a bad thing it's just an alert that you need to calm down on all the food your eating and watch what your eating and drinking.

  • It is NOT

    I have been obese all my life. I consider myself healthy. I eat healthy, I work out and I'm not lazy. The people who decide that its a disease can shove it. We are all different. I don't know why most jerks can't accept that. It's time to stop and move on to another important subject.

  • A Genetic Condition but Not a Disease

    Scientists, even today, do not classify obesity as a disease but, rather, as a factor that leads to diseases, such as diabetes. In other words, obesity is more of a path to diseases and not a disease but a condition that can be controlled. Genetics, of course, play a big role in obesity but so do the environmental experiences, including the diet the kid or adult chooses.

  • No One Force Feeds an Adult

    Obesity can be controlled with a well-balanced diet. If someone eats the same greasy diet of burgers, pizza and beer everyday, then of course obesity will be a problem. An obese person means something is out of whack in their body. Having the body's digestive system go crazy means something must be fixed before it is too late.

  • No, obesity is more related to poor self-control and poor eating habits

    I do not feel that obesity is a disease, but rather a condition brought about by poor eating habits and poor self-control. While obesity is, in some instances, a result of a genetic condition or side-effect from a different illness, it is usually caused by a lack of exercise combined with an unhealthy diet.

  • No

    It is an addiction. I am overweight, and I am/was addicted to food. Food is very addicting to many people, and with the inclusion of a soda, it can be extempore pleasurable. Why do I like sex? It feels good. Why do people like tobacco and alcohol? It feels good. Eating food feels good. It is an addiction.


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