Cake IS highly addictive.
Its a symptom of over eating. I think over eating is more of a disease and it can be very hard to recover from. It does not work just losing weight if you do not treat the real cause of the obesity - which can be various things such as over eating and comfort eating
Telling obese people that they should just exercise more and stop eating so much crap is just like telling a drug addict to "just stop doing drugs." In fact, foods containing fat and sugar have been shown to be more addictive than heroin. The real reason why nothing is done about this is due to the massive profits multi-national corporations make and the lobbying power they have.
Governments are either bought off by these companies or intimidated by them. If you really believe we just need to send jamie oliver in with his "pucker tucker" bulls***, then you are extremely deluded.
No excuse fatties, get runnin'! You're costing the taxpayer with your irresponsible eating habits.
Disagree. Its your fault you're fat, go out and deal with it rather than blaming it on a 'disease'
If you are lonely and resort to 'comfort eating' then obesity, and therefore feel the need to eat constantly, then obesity becomes psychological, but still should be addressed. If you just like eating because you like the taste of food then it's definitely not a disease, the person should get themselves to the gym or try dieting, or even consult their GP. It depends on the underlying causes of said person being obese.
At its worst, obesity is a byproduct of a psychological condition. So no, I don't think it can be considered a disease.
Well, it sure is hereditary.
likes food -and bad willpower
Well it's been labelled a disease by the AMA, just to throw it out there.
Personally, I think it's a symptom not a disease.