Why Obesity is Not a Choice

For today’s posting, I would like to refer readers to a Commentary that appears in today’s Web-Exclusive Section of the Globe and Mail. In this piece I discuss why obesity is anything but a simple matter of lifestyle “choice” and that failure to offer obesity treatments to the same extent that we offer treatments for other chronic diseases is something we can simply not afford.

Given the widespread bias and discrimination against obesity and obese people, I expect a large number of negative and sarcastic comments in response to this piece – perhaps regular readers of this blog will wish to visit the Globe and Mail site to leave their own (hopefully better informed) comments on this issue.

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