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  • I took a nutrition class my last year in college and i learned very interesting facts about diet. Things i didn't know or i didn't learn growing up. At the end of the semester, I left the class with a question that i found disturbing?

    How come obesity became a disease?

    They say it's a genetic problem!

    In my life time, i have been on both ends of the food issue
    I have witnessed people starving to death and now i am seeing people getting so overweight to a point that they can die or need a surgery.
    What is this thing? If obesity is genetic, why it only take place when there is food involve?
    I never saw or heard anyone who got obese just because he/her had the disease?

    What i know is that i have seen people loosing dramatically weight to a point they couldn't stand on their feet because they didn't have anything to eat for days.

    Here i am sitting struggling with this idea that someone can eat excessively and feel fine because it's part of his or her gene.
    If obesity is a genetic problem then starvation should be one too, considering they both come from a same source meaning they are just opposite.

    Since when a behavior problem is called a disease? Is it because by calling it a "disease", they can produce a cure to sale to "patients"?
    As the world is struggling in its fight starvation, considerable amount of money is spent in fighting obesity through gym memberships, research to find the next diets pill, personal trainers,...

    At lease you can always stop eating when you have food but you can't start eating when you don't have food.
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