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Who is to blame if uneducated person gets obese, diabetic?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

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Even the uneducated know that too much food is bad.
That fried food and junk food is fattening. And they know that eating less will cause weight loss. Having said that, many habits are started in childhood, so parents are responsible for childhood obesity which leads to obese adults. We also live in a society where more is better and bad food is cheap. But personal responsibility trumps all.

In brief: Complex question

Even the uneducated know that too much food is bad.
That fried food and junk food is fattening. And they know that eating less will cause weight loss. Having said that, many habits are started in childhood, so parents are responsible for childhood obesity which leads to obese adults. We also live in a society where more is better and bad food is cheap. But personal responsibility trumps all.
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