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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Obesity Medicine Certification Needed, Endocrinologists Say

It is needed so docs can make more bucks.

It will not help people since expert diet advice is the main cause of diet failure.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released a position statement in which it calls for specialized education in obesity medicine, a certification program, and shared strategies to combat obesity.

Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, a clinical professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, and colleagues presented the position statement in an article published online October 9 in Endocrine Practice.

More than simply an excess of body fat, obesity is a primary disease state, the authors write. "To say that obesity is not a disease but rather a consequence of chosen lifestyle (ie, overeating and/or inactivity) is equivalent to saying that lung cancer is also not a disease because it was brought about by volitional cigarette smoking," the authors write.
This is crap.

Once you have lung cancer, you cannot reverse it with behavioral change.

You can reverse fatosity.

Their argument is false.

Obesity and overweight are NOT diseases.

They are choices.

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