Should we force the obese to diet?

Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (5):319-319 (2008)


There are around 94 000 000 obese people in the US alone, where 30% of the population is classified as obese.1 In industrialised countries, cardio-vascular diseases, associated with obesity and lack of physical activity, are the leading causes of death.Many millions of people affected by obesity expose themselves to stroke, heart attack, atherosclerosis, type-2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and other joint problems, sleeping problems , cancer, and psychological illnesses such as depression.While both in the United States and in the United …

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Lifestyle: Bioethics at a Critical Juncture.Ignaas Devisch & Myriam Deveugele - 2010 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (4):550-558.

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