….someone else has noticed. Noticed the complete idiocy of calling obesity a disease. TIME, specifically.
I especially appreciate their noticing, and stating, the following things:
1. It’s insane to say that people at a BMI of 29 are fine, but once you cross over to BMI 30 you suddenly “have a disease.”
2. Yes, there are certain health risks associated with obesity. Metabolic syndrome things, like high triglycerides and high blood pressure. But how can obesity be causing those things when 25% of “normal” weight people also have those symptoms, and 50% of “overweight” people and 30% of “obese” people don’t have them at all?
Obesity isn’t a cause, and it isn’t a disease. It’s just one of many symptoms.
Full article here.