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I hesitate to weigh in on this again, but now that the American Medical Association has, what choice do I have?

According to the doctors themselves, obesity is now a disease, not unlike alcoholism or even the diabetes it often leads to. Of course, the apologists and defenders have risen up against his classification – much as I’m sure they did back in 1956, when the association dubbed alcoholism as such. It took decades to gain widespread acceptance. Sadly, I think we’re still on the front end of that now. We’re Americans, dammit, and we’re proud to be fat. It means we’re rich (except, how do you explain Mexico passing us as the fattest in the world?) Besides, no one can tell us what to do (but I’ll take that new “free” health insurance the feds are offering…thanks…).

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