Obesity as A Disease Health & Medical Discussion
Discussion topic: Obesity as a disease
1) Please read the following information in our textbook Introduction to Public Health 5th edition, Mary-Jane Schneider, Jones & Bartlett MA, 2017- “Confronting the Obesity Epidemic” pp. 239-244
When you read the material think about whether or not you think obesity is a disease and why.
Also, think about how do you define disease?
2) Read this article about the definitions of disease: (Links to an external site.)“>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299105/ (Links to an external site.) (PDF link here)
3) Go to (Links to an external site.)“>https://obesity.procon.org/ (Links to an external site.) and read the Pros and the Cons of the debate
4) After all of your reading formulate your opinion on if you believe obesity is a disease. Consider the following questions when you are formulating your initial (original) post. Remember to use 2-3 digital powerups for your original posting.
What constitutes a disease? (does obesity fit into a definition of disease?)
Does labeling obesity as a disease help or hinder prevention?