cross posted from a comment I made on Paul’s awesome messageboard at BigFatBlog.com:
The Definition of Obesity
Obesity is a fictional category with changing parameters, exploited because of its fearfulness to the general public, and broadened to include as many people as possible in order to control/sell as many drug/food/supplements/surgeries to as many people as possible. Obesity has the socioeconomic advantage of creating an underclass with a simple stick of a label.
Face it. If everyone is obese, then everyone will have to pay into the pharmas/lobbyists who are funding these little investigatory “studies.” And if obesity is declared a disease, the government can get in on a little action, too, as groups lobby it to have “disease guidelines” implemented that would favor the lobbies’ interests.
That is “obesity.”