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[–] Titus-of-Voat 1 points 43 points (+44|-1) ago 

Obesity is also considered a disease. Neither should get a pass. Both are results of no self control.

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[–] WeekendBaker 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I wish I could split hairs. Alcoholism is a disease, as in, an overwhelming urge to drink. Like Aspergers or being colorblind. But being an alcoholic, is a result of the disease. You can have alcoholism (urge) and restraint, and not be an alcoholic (result).

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[–] bikergang_accountant 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

But you could say the same for obesity to a larger degree. If someone converts sugars into fats more readily then their blood sugar is going to drop fewer hours after a meal and low blood sugar is exactly how someone tells that they are hungery.

It still doesn't matter though. They can see themselves on a dead end trail and do nothing about it, and only need to omit action to solve the problem. (The other explaination which I know you guys are going to bring up is psycholoical. Fluffy mind, fluffy body. Yes that exists and accounts for some percentage but you can see how a physiological explaination for alchololism is pretty lame even in comparison to fats' excuses. It's like 10x more lame.)

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[–] Al_Rubyx 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There are people that have urges to fuck children (pedophile, urge, disease) that don't because they know it's fucked up, and don't become child rapists (result). Kinda the same thing.

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[–] MarcusA 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Neither are diseases. Both are character flaws to be worked out like every other imperfection this is dealt to every life.

Deal with your shit and get on with it....