REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
Need my Daily Fix of RS
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Van Island
Posts: 261
Thanked 130 Times in 50 Posts
Obesity now officially a disease

Obesity now recognized as a disease - Health - CBC News

Quote:
In order to fight what it described as an "obesity epidemic," the American Medical Association has voted to recognize obesity as a disease and recommended a number of measures to fight it.

The association voted on the measure Tuesday at its annual meeting in Chicago. The AMA noted that obesity rates in the United States have "doubled among adults in the last 20 years and tripled among children in a single generation" and that the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Internal Revenue Service already recognize the condition as a disease.

According to "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012," a study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in September last year, adult obesity rates in 2011 exceeded 30 per cent in 12 U.S. states. The study projected that "if rates continue to increase at the current pace, adult obesity rates could exceed 60 per cent in 13 states, and all states could have rates above 44 per cent by 2030."

In 2010, Statistics Canada reported that 19 per cent of males and 21 per cent of females aged 20 to 39 years were classified as obese. By age 60 to 69 years, the percentage was about one-third.

The Canadian Medical Association said Wednesday that while it doesn't officially label obesity a disease, it is recognized in the medical community as such.

"The real question is how we treat it," a spokeswoman said in an email to CBC News. "This is why we need to transform our system for better management of chronic conditions."

The CMA suggested physicians and other health professionals work with their patients to reduce obesity through education, proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Obesity is associated with a variety of diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

The AMA's recommendations accompanying the vote included urging physicians and insurance companies to "recognize obesity as a complex disorder," encouraging national efforts to educate the public "about the health risks of being overweight and obese."

The AMA also recommended the creation of National Obesity Awareness Month to highlight the benefits of exercise and to warn about the risks of obesity.
Hope it doesn't happen here, you can say bye bye to the medical system
Advertisement

Last edited by Graeme S; 06-20-2013 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Edited to add article text
tarobbt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
Zombie Mod
 
Presto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Langley
Posts: 9,270
Thanked 4,403 Times in 1,278 Posts
First-world problem.
__________________
Romans 10:9
Presto is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
I'm better than you.
 
b0unce. [?]'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East Van
Posts: 8,471
Thanked 3,055 Times in 654 Posts
It's always been a disease as far as I'm concerned.
Posted via RS Mobile
b0unce. [?] is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,611
Thanked 16,830 Times in 3,952 Posts
It really is and especially in the states. I think it's a very smart move and hopefully it will help some people get help with it.
murd0c is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
Zionism gets my shell hard and slimy
 
snails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: in a shell
Posts: 2,580
Thanked 5,905 Times in 1,119 Posts
i hate the fact that they call it a disease... now people have an excuse and will blame it on the "disease" rather than their poor health and lifestyle choices!
snails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
My homepage has been set to RS
 
SpeedStars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,494
Thanked 3,690 Times in 857 Posts
I see this as they're trying to scare overweight kids. Think about it. Grade 3, you're overweight and thus the world says you've got a disease. O SHIT, then u get the courage to get buff and get all the LGs. Great tactic.
Posted via RS Mobile
SpeedStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #7
My homepage has been set to RS
 
melloman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: #604
Posts: 2,253
Thanked 2,439 Times in 806 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by snails View Post
i hate the fact that they call it a disease... now people have an excuse and will blame it on the "disease" rather than their poor health and lifestyle choices!
Agreed.

Being obese is not a disease. It is a life choice that people choose. Whether they have other disabilities that hinder a healthy lifestyle, or they are just flat out lazy, I don't consider it a disease.
__________________
Quote:
[17-03, 09:23] Amuro Ray is it normal for my dick to have things growing on it?
Quote:
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna You guise are like diet coke and I am the mentos
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna Incredible. How easy it is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by murd0c View Post
I'm scared of spiders... When I see one I toss my cats at it
melloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:51 PM   #8
Head of HR....have a seat on that couch
 
fliptuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 20,336
Thanked 13,195 Times in 3,597 Posts
I think there's only a small percentage of people who are obese, based on genetics.

Proof, look at pictures from pre-1950.

Whether they choose to call it a disease or not, the problem remains the same.
__________________
feedback

Originally posted by v.b.
can we stop, my pussy hurts...
Originally posted by asian_XL
fliptuner, I am gonna grab ur dick and pee in your face, then rub shit all over my face...:lol
Originally posted by Fei-Ji
haha i can taste the cum in my mouth
Originally posted by FastAnna
when I was 13 I wanted to be a video hoe so bad


RSUV #7
fliptuner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #9
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Yodamaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burnaby, BC
Posts: 1,324
Thanked 1,481 Times in 465 Posts
Choosing to sit around and eat everything is not a disease, obesity stems from taking advantage of the negative convenience that comes with modern society. If we still had to chop down trees for houses and hunt animals on our own to survive, obesity would be almost non existant, because it is not a disease.
Yodamaster is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #10
My homepage has been set to RS
 
The_Situation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,160
Thanked 1,582 Times in 524 Posts
lol at calling obesity a disease. Now fat people can use this excuse. "I can't help that I'm fat, I have a disease"
__________________
"I grip the bar with no gloves because it gives me the feeling of gripping a nice hard cock"
The_Situation is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
RS controls my life!
 
Gazorcoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: BC
Posts: 783
Thanked 280 Times in 96 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Situation View Post
lol at calling obesity a disease. Now fat people can use this excuse. "I can't help that I'm fat, I have a disease"
Saw it on the news yesterday and thought the exact same thing.
Gazorcoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #12
I keep RS good
 
Ulic Qel-Droma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cosmos
Posts: 28,361
Thanked 5,348 Times in 1,408 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by snails View Post
i hate the fact that they call it a disease... now people have an excuse and will blame it on the "disease" rather than their poor health and lifestyle choices!
it's a disease of the mind, which leads to the disease of the body.
__________________
nipples neways...wat is with those fuck'n asians! i mean you would think they've never seen a dentist in their life. are dentists really that rare over there in ricey ricey and? looks like they're star trek ferrengi rejects! fuck'n have broken glass for teeth! goddaymn! and the smell....did a rat crawl in there and shit itself then marinate in its own shit as it decayed?ewwwwwwwwww! i swear...if one of those ferrengi asian girls gave head...when u pull the dick out it looks like it went thru a meat grinder! prolly shaved off a few slices of meat! *shudder*
Greebo i t-boned some guy and killed their baby, it was funny
silvia i have a couple asian guy friends that do very well with the ladies. but guess what, they go to the gym, they dont have long hair, they dont wear orange pants, and they dont play counterstrike. its not the ethnicity that the girls dont like, its the style and personality.
450HP Supra I am about to use your eye sockets as a shoe rack for my nuts. ...something about chinks, j-bodys, I can't quite remember as I was drunk and looking for a girl to punch in the clit. Think of it as a digital urinal, and you are the mint, except, instead of actually smelling mint, you smell like mothballs, rotten kimchee and virginity. I'm about to start drinking heavily now and you better be gone before I get back or I swear to god I will break the internet over my knee and use the pieces to beat you in the deformed skull with, cock muffler.
Iceman-19 If your gf cooks and cleans, good, tell the guy to take a fucking hike. If she doesnt, fuck, that joker can have her. Lifes too short to cook your own meals and do your own laundry, thats what women are for!
http://ho316.tumblr.com
Ulic Qel-Droma is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #13
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,739
Thanked 7,284 Times in 2,576 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yodamaster View Post
Choosing to sit around and eat everything is not a disease, obesity stems from taking advantage of the negative convenience that comes with modern society. If we still had to chop down trees for houses and hunt animals on our own to survive, obesity would be almost non existant, because it is not a disease.
Was going to make this point

It's more of a social problem than it is a personal choice especially in backwards places in the states etc where people have shit jobs no money and 5 kids it's cheaper to eat at McDonald's every night than it is to buy chicken breasts and vegetables
Posted via RS Mobile
Hondaracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
Banned By Establishment
 
Gridlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New West
Posts: 3,998
Thanked 2,982 Times in 1,135 Posts
I don't really care what you call it.

You want to label it a disease? Label it a disease. I don't really get it when they call addiction a disease either. I mean, I'm assuming that's where this is coming from...an addiction to bad food.

I'm just more interested in seeing something that can be done to stop or prevent it. You can say its lifestyle, you can say its choices...whatever. My main concern is kids that are coming up in this thinking that its normal not to eat broccoli.
Gridlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
Official Texas Ambassador
 
El Bastardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 10,135
Thanked 5,356 Times in 1,206 Posts
Our food has certainly changed in the last 50 - 60 years and we are probably only now seeing how that food has an effect on our bodies. Since the introduction of HFCS in the 70s that stuff has been introduced to everything. While it MAY share some of the blame, folks need to take personal responsibility for their behaviors.

Obesity is a disease in the same way that addiction is a disease. A self control problem with a lack of willingness to change their behavior.

Gaining weight is easy and terrible food tastes so good. Looking good is hard work so I'm not surprised that some folks wanted to see "obesity" added to the DSM. I think its inappropriate and an easily avoidable "disease".

Don't want the HIV? Don't lay down with prostitutes. Don't want the jumbo ass? Put down the fried chicken.

Pot calling kettle black? No. Just a perspective from someone who hasn't always been a big man and won't always be one.
__________________
Follow Revscene on Twitter
Join Revscene on Facebook


[14-01, 13:15] GLOW older the chicken, sweeter the stirfry
El Bastardo is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
Head Moderator
 
Lomac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1982
Location: Great White Nor
Posts: 22,590
Thanked 6,400 Times in 2,052 Posts
Personally I think the majority of obesity problems are caused solely by not exercising and unhealthy meal choices. Hell, I eat like crap all the time and I'm still in relatively good shape (not overweight, decent blood pressure/cholestoral levels, etc) because I keep myself active. However, I do accept the fact that there genuinely are some people out there with other diseases that cause obesity.

I'm curious what sort of treatment they'll start using now that it's considered a "disease..."
Lomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #17
I signed up to a Zionist website and all the Illuminati gave me was this lousy usertitle
 
CharlesInCharge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,609
Thanked 527 Times in 292 Posts
The system subsidizes unhealthy food which will reach the poor and lower classes, specially the ones on food stamps... and in turn will result in the pooling of the families monies to temporarily save them from health complications and further bankrupt assets/inheritance. These condition also feed the menial work force, a volunteer soldier force, and the elimination of seniors on the economy.
If we wanted to start with the basics, the flawed food pyramid which encourages too much wheat, meat and dairy should go.
__________________
*My post highlights* *CIC confronts propaganda prodigies*
In reply to members 4444 & StylinRed on 911
http://www.revscene.net/forums/70427...ml#post8658229
jasonturbo & westopher in the election thread
http://www.revscene.net/forums/70467...ml#post8668948
http://www.revscene.net/forums/70467...ml#post8667115
Real news
www.tinyurl.com/kpg44bc
CharlesInCharge is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
Orgasm Donor & Alatar owned my ass twice!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 16,349
Thanked 5,615 Times in 2,303 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by snails View Post
i hate the fact that they call it a disease... now people have an excuse and will blame it on the "disease" rather than their poor health and lifestyle choices!
there will always be people making excuses for their health problems (ie I'm not fat just big-boned or I'm so stressed so I must continue smoking)

most of which should not affect you as an individual...let them live in their lies.
__________________
My BST Feedback
twitchyzero is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #19
Official Texas Ambassador
 
El Bastardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 10,135
Thanked 5,356 Times in 1,206 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlesInCharge View Post
The system subsidizes unhealthy food which will reach the poor and lower classes, specially the ones on food stamps... and in turn will result in the pooling of the families monies to temporarily save them from health complications and further bankrupt assets/inheritance. These condition also feed the menial work force, a volunteer soldier force, and the elimination of seniors on the economy.
If we wanted to start with the basics, the flawed food pyramid which encourages too much wheat, meat and dairy should go.

I agree with everything in this post
__________________
Follow Revscene on Twitter
Join Revscene on Facebook


[14-01, 13:15] GLOW older the chicken, sweeter the stirfry
El Bastardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #20
I don't get it
 
Sushi604's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 415
Thanked 54 Times in 28 Posts
Stuff like this reminds of some certain documentaries I watched in the past. Ones such as this.

__________________
'Someone once said; To air is human, to forgive is divine."

Snoop Dogg - Starksy & Hutch
Sushi604 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: bedroom
Posts: 3,111
Thanked 3,491 Times in 1,176 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondaracer View Post
Was going to make this point

It's more of a social problem than it is a personal choice especially in backwards places in the states etc where people have shit jobs no money and 5 kids it's cheaper to eat at McDonald's every night than it is to buy chicken breasts and vegetables
Posted via RS Mobile
No way, dude. It is was more expensive to eat McDonalds on a daily basis. This isn't a money problem, it is a laziness issue. This is my biggest annoyance.

YES, it is more expensive to eat organic, some exotic fruits, or out of season produce, but you can't tell me feeding 5 kids mcdonalds nightly is a better deal.

Saving money and feeding a family on a budget takes HARD WORK and planning. Pre-cooking meals, freezing food, buying bulk, buy chickens with bone and having to de-bone them, etc.

I grew up on a budget and to save money, my family would can and jar produce to save money. We ate left-overs, never wasted food, and ate basic nutritious dinner and nothing exotic, etc.

I hear people say pop is cheaper than juice (which, lets face it, isn't any better), but do you know what is free? water. If people have problems affording healthy food, try the food bank.

I don't like this issue being labelled as a disease. It removes any ownership in the problem. Also, are people going to start going on disability? Are my tax dollars going to pay for someone to sit home and eat?
dinosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #22
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,730
Thanked 12,144 Times in 3,366 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
I don't like this issue being labelled as a disease. It removes any ownership in the problem.
Nailed it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlesInCharge View Post
These condition also feed the menial work force, a volunteer soldier force, and the elimination of seniors on the economy.
Right, because fat, sweaty dudes make a GREAT fighting force.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #23
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Richmond
Posts: 916
Thanked 691 Times in 226 Posts
Oh great, now that obesity is classified as a disease, I wonder what implications regarding diet pills and the FDA regulation around it.

Looks like big money is going the pharm's in the future. Health insurance underwriters are going to have a field day with this.

I guess doctors can now prescribe diet pills to fat people.
Geoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #24
2x Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: N49.2 W122.1
Posts: 6,179
Thanked 1,175 Times in 705 Posts
Even just genetics there are myriads of reasons, genes need to be activated etc. Also there is the new field of the bacterial flora in one's gut that also plays a role, so antibiotic use which kills all the gut bacteria, tends to cause obesity...

It is not as simple as "just" genetics.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ICE BOY View Post
I think there's only a small percentage of people who are obese, based on genetics.

Proof, look at pictures from pre-1950.

Whether they choose to call it a disease or not, the problem remains the same.
godwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #25
Head of HR....have a seat on that couch
 
fliptuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 20,336
Thanked 13,195 Times in 3,597 Posts
True but the fact remains, if people were more active and ate better, this wouldn't be such a big issue.
__________________
feedback

Originally posted by v.b.
can we stop, my pussy hurts...
Originally posted by asian_XL
fliptuner, I am gonna grab ur dick and pee in your face, then rub shit all over my face...:lol
Originally posted by Fei-Ji
haha i can taste the cum in my mouth
Originally posted by FastAnna
when I was 13 I wanted to be a video hoe so bad


RSUV #7
fliptuner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net