Originally Posted by Sannyasi
This is why I am not sure that it is a disease. If you take the line that addiction is a disease, then you could even say that obesity is just a symptom. My point is that you can't argue that something isn't a disease because it is the result of choice.
People who are obese are not necessarily lazy.
They have addiction problems. Same as alcohol.
Alcoholism and Obesity are symptoms of the disease and the disease is addiction.
You can be addicted to anything some without negative consequences.
You can be addicted to work, working out, sex, chocolate, food, alcohol, etc.
Anorexia is a symptom of of the disease of addiction. The addiction of wanting to be thin at all costs.