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This opinion article by Douglas Makinnon is both troubling and groundbreaking. First, no one should ever condone #fatshaming - as it has been proven to be detrimental to individual struggles with #obesity and does not lead to resolution. 1/
The publication of this opinion, which “calls out” the #US government for a “waste of energy” during an #obesity crisis - #obesityepidemic is one of the few times a political publication has addressed the lack of action on resolution of this chronic diesease. @ObesityAction 2/
Despite the accusations in the article that #Physcians are NOT addressing the issue, there is a strong effort from #baraitric #surgeons and #medical #baritricians as well as advocates #RD #nurses @ObesityAction @obsmchat @ObesitySociety @OMAsocial among scores of others 3/
As members of #US Congress share the limelight on @cnnbrk @CNN another person dies from #obesity. The energy and efforts of our politicians have strayed from our greatest crisis - the #obesityepidemic 4/
Efforts by congress to address the #opioid #HIV #vaping issues hve been met with great concern and attention but #obesity is different. Incorrectly perceived as a self-inflicted problem - politicians Eli eve that it is acceptable to ignore the problem & the citizens suffering 5/
The evidence speaks for itself as despite years of attempting... the government ignores the importance of a law to help individuals obtain adequate #obesity care. Ignore the #TROA - ignore those with #obesity - ignore prevention - ignore #medications and #surgery 6/
It would be shocking to see a discussion on the democratic presidential debates on the prevention and treatment of #obesity @cnnbrk @CNN ... maybe NOT in my lifetime......7/ Thanks #nfpoll @NeilFlochMD
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