Difference between revisions of "Talk:Obesity"

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I would argue that obesity is not an illness but a condition.  There are no (well, okay, very few) "obesity" bugs flying around.  You're not going to become obese by picking up some strange foreign infection.  There are no "obesity vaccinations."  [[User:FlightlessOstrich|FlightlessOstrich]] 15:12, 15 March 2008 (EDT)
 
I would argue that obesity is not an illness but a condition.  There are no (well, okay, very few) "obesity" bugs flying around.  You're not going to become obese by picking up some strange foreign infection.  There are no "obesity vaccinations."  [[User:FlightlessOstrich|FlightlessOstrich]] 15:12, 15 March 2008 (EDT)
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==World wide problem==
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The author trying to make "conservative" hit points has a valid comment here about liberal views of World Wide Hunger, but this statement was saying liberals were denying obesity is a problem in the west.  I've cut it for now, and pasted it here.  I'm going to look for a "world wide food shortage" page, to add this important "c&p" to.  Cause it's a valid point, just not on the page on obesity.
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  "Liberals, however, [[liberal denial|deny]] this by saying hunger is a bigger problem among the poor.<ref>[[liberal denial]], Item 3 in general denials</ref>"  --[[User:JeanJacques|JeanJacques]] 12:27, 29 October 2008 (EDT)

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Ok, I'm not an expert, but is there any other way to get obese other than overeating? HelpJazz 23:11, 22 February 2008 (EST)

If your thyroid gland is damaged or not functioning properly, you will gain weight even if you eat your normal set of calories. You will also become lethargic and depressed. Let me see if I can't find some more for you. :) FlightlessOstrich 15:11, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

I would argue that obesity is not an illness but a condition. There are no (well, okay, very few) "obesity" bugs flying around. You're not going to become obese by picking up some strange foreign infection. There are no "obesity vaccinations." FlightlessOstrich 15:12, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

World wide problem

The author trying to make "conservative" hit points has a valid comment here about liberal views of World Wide Hunger, but this statement was saying liberals were denying obesity is a problem in the west. I've cut it for now, and pasted it here. I'm going to look for a "world wide food shortage" page, to add this important "c&p" to. Cause it's a valid point, just not on the page on obesity.

"Liberals, however, deny this by saying hunger is a bigger problem among the poor.[1]" --JeanJacques 12:27, 29 October 2008 (EDT)
  1. liberal denial, Item 3 in general denials