Genetics and diseases/disorders AREN'T the main cause of obesity

July 22, 2015, 12:17 pm

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The debate "Genetics and diseases/disorders AREN'T the main cause of obesity" was started by mikec on July 22, 2015, 12:17 pm. 31 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
desght posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

mikec, skyfrancois_97, sabrina, Bodaciouslady16, Turtle, WhyNotNow, I_Voyager, Thaboykiller, thatdebatingchick, nonliberalllama, AstroSpace, musejay1, dgw23, Skeetc15, aceofhearts, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx, cancer_wins and 14 visitors agree.
desght, Adavion, wayneSPEC and 2 visitors disagree.

I_Voyager
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You're probably right Desght. But almost certainly those nations which have a problem of "obesity by choice" are going to have a lot more obesity than those nations without this problem. They're both going to have the same "genetic obesity to population" ratio where-as on top of that the western nations have over-eating fat people too. And since we know the obesity statistics of these nations are massive it's not illogical to say generally genetics aren't the main cause of obesity.

If tomorrow everyone who chose to be obese, chose not to, only then would this statement be incorrect.

3 years, 10 months ago

I was kind if in the middle on this. It depends on what group you're doing this about. For example, in America its almost certainly the case. A lot of other cultures are healthier overall though and so in those the genetics most likely are the cause. As for the world as a whole I personally have no clue which is highest.

3 years, 10 months ago
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