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Published: Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:54 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

eat less, exercise more.

Yes, it is that simple.

If we weren't so obsessed with PC garbage, we'd start charging heavier people significantly more for health insurance.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I wonder how many members of the AMA are obese?

All this does is give the obese another excuse. "Oh, it's a disease, I cannot help it" they say as they lay on the couch eating pork rinds watching soaps.

While there are some who do have medical conditions causing obesity, this declaration by the AMA is a total crock. It demeans those who actually do have medical issues by lumping them in with those who are just lazy and self-indulgent

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Everyone knows what causes obesity, its a ratio of intake versus output of effort and obesity is the inversion of intake higher than output efforts. I don't think people are even hungry and most likely the obese are categorized as underfed and starving because they are registered as statically living in economic poverty which is re-designated poor people most likely staving because they are low wage and prosperity has been elusive without dozens of debt accounts and low level credit rating.

The fact that DNA altered toxic food can't be causing any health issues according to the USDA rubber stamping approvals. Why should modified DNA intake have anything to do with health or diseases? Its not medically feasible that the human body is remotely affected by major DNA alterations we eat. Beef, chicken, hogs, fish, wheat, corn, peas and strawberries are injected with DNA adjustments to fatten them from conception to death, think there could be a relationship? We are what we eat, its still true after 10,000 years.

If the medical industry can modify the definition obesity as a disease, drug treatment is paid by insurance companies. To heck with the DNA threat, disease control is profitable.

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