Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Now that Obesity is a Disease, Is it Criminal to Blog About Anti-Obesity Measures Without a Medical License?

I really wish I had not read this.  From Mark at the Daily Apple: (Link)

Now, the obese man won’t even think about looking into lifestyle modifications. He’ll just add the next big anti-obesity drug to his daily cocktail, right between the statins and the beta blockers.

I also worry about the legal fallout from this decision. Are people writing those free Primal (or any diet) blogs full of advice on losing weight now subject to governmental regulation because they’re dispensing medical advice regarding an officially recognized disease? A similar thing already happened to Steve Cooksey, who committed the egregious sin of dispensing nutritional advice to people with another recognized disease: type 2 diabetes.