Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Parents Arrested For Their Obese 11-Yr-Old Son Who Weighs Almost 100kg

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Some parents in the UK with an 11-year-old boy who, at five feet tall, reportedly weighs 95Kg or 210 pounds have been arrested for letting him become obese. Yes, that's right. They were not given a talking to, or told to get counseling. They were not given a free gym membership for the child. They were arrested by the police on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Should Obesity be Classified as a Disease?

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The American Medical Association, last month at their AGM, voted to classify obesity as a disease, and "at a stroke, a third of the US population became diseased." The question is, should just being fat be automatically enough to classify someone as being sick and needing medical attention? The BBC reports that;