Is obesity a disease?
A disease is defined as: "a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment." (2) Also, obesity is measured as anyone with a BMI of 30 or higher. However, although obesity sometimes results from genetics or is a side effect of diseases (1) a person can have a BMI higher than 30 without any disease or bad genetics. As for nutritional deficiency, although it may cause obesity one can still achieve a BMI higher than 30 by eating a lot of healthy foods.