Obesity Is A Disease, By Dr. Mitchell Roslin

1224 Words Nov 4th, 2014 5 Pages
When we talk about people’s health in United States, what generally pops up in mind? Many people might think of several diseases, for instance stroke and cancer, but nobody thinks about the existing disease, Obesity, which is becoming one of the leading problems in the United States. One of the definitions of Obesity is growth of redundant fat in the body. This is an everyday life disease that spreads rapid universally. Today, obesity affects people of all ages, gender, and ethnicity. As most of the Americans know that this country had an absolute history of having solutions of difficult problems, but it looks like obesity has trapped in the lifestyle of the American people. In the article, entitled, “Yes, Obesity is a Disease,” the author, Dr. Mitchell Roslin argues that the American Medical Association (AMA) labels obesity a disease, and the methods, such as education and behavior modification to treat obesity will not be adequate treatment for the majority of those afflicted. Therefore, he states, surgery is the only effective method for severe obesity. Although Roslin’s argument is clearly stated in her article, some of the premises seem dubious and do not provide logical support to the conclusion. Roslin, who is a chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, makes some basic arguments in his article. He starts off his article by saying that even though we are only in the second decade of 21st century, from a health standpoint, this period already…

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