Study Finds Virus Contributes to Obesity
August 21, 2007 9:46pm CST
http://news.aol.com/health/story/_a/study-finds-virus-contributes-to-obesity/20070821062309990001 While it is true that overeating and lack of exercise can lead to obesity, many other factors play a part in the condition--stress, depression, genetics, lack of motivation and so on. No matter what the reason or reasons, compassion, understanding, support and tough love are needed. To call obese people lazy gluttons or worse is to perpetuate their pain. It is a wonderful thing to be the proper weight, but this does not always mean you are any healthier than an obese person. Wouldn't it be better to just concentrate on taking care of each other with support, understanding, and gentle loving motivation. Our society is caught up in the outer shell instead of the inner soul, and we need to pull back and take stock, all of us.
• United States
26 Aug 07
Do you know what is the deffination of obesity, it is when you are 10% over weight. Can you believe it. If you are suppost to be 100lbs and you are 10lbs over weight you are considered obese? Now unless the deffination has changed since I was in school. I have been obese since I had my daughter and continued to get heavier unitl I was 180lbs over weight. I was worked up twice for bipass surgery and got sick twice. The illnesses had nothing to do with my surgery, but I feel it was God's way to telling me not to have the surgery. So I have been dieting for two years. YUCK. I can tell you no one can tell someone to lose weight until they are ready.
22 Aug 07
virus? wow - I always thought genetics and lifestyle played the most important roles. I didn't know that there could be a obese virus! i think it's the composition of food these days. too much oil in fast food etc. some skinny people can have clogged arteries too so we all need to be mindful that not only obese people have health problems.