Human Related Obesity

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Is obesity a disease or a human related cause? Researchers have studied this question for years and have come to a variety of different conclusions. Some believe that obesity is a disease and can only be prevented by medications, while others believe that obesity is a human related cause and can be only prevented by a healthy diet and exercise. The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced that obesity is officially a disease. Dr. Patrice Harris, a member of the American Medical Association board of Trustees stated, “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans (Pollack).” Dr. Patrice Harris is correct. Labeling obesity, as a disease will change the way the medical community addresses this issue, but not positively. Labeling obesity as a disease is absurd, because obesity is not a disease. Rather, obesity is a human related cause, which can be supported through genetics, the corpulent American society, and the comparison of obesity to other health risks based on the decision of the AMA. First obesity can be proved as a human related cause, through genetics. Every part of our human physiology is affected by our genetic makeup, and obesity is not an exemption from this. More research on whether or not there are obesity genes has been performed over the last several years. Researchers have found several different genes that cause obesity, but only three
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