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Is obesity an eating disorder?
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, Maybe, and No
Its the consequance of decision to eat more than necessary.

In brief: Yes, Maybe, and No
Its the consequance of decision to eat more than necessary.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology
In brief: No.
Obesity is a physical condition that may result from many factors, including poor eating habits, heredity and culture.
Some people do not know what’s healthy and eat meals high in calories/fat. Others are genetically prone to being at a heavier weight or don't get enough exercise. Binge eating disorder is a complex psychological condition in which people use eating to resolve internal conflicts.

In brief: No.
Obesity is a physical condition that may result from many factors, including poor eating habits, heredity and culture.
Some people do not know what’s healthy and eat meals high in calories/fat. Others are genetically prone to being at a heavier weight or don't get enough exercise. Binge eating disorder is a complex psychological condition in which people use eating to resolve internal conflicts.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
In brief: Not nesessarily,
metabolism varies, but it can be cured by eating less.
You might be hypothyroid and benefit from thyroid medication.

In brief: Not nesessarily,
metabolism varies, but it can be cured by eating less.
You might be hypothyroid and benefit from thyroid medication.
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes, Maybe, and No
Whether obesity is an eating disorder depends on whose definition one uses, and on what odd behaviors occur. A binge eater who eats huge amounts in an hour has an eating disorder. A chocolate addict who got obese on 3 lbs of chocolate a day has an eating disorder and an addiction problem. A person who got obese by eating a normal dessert 3 times a day for 20 years doesn't have an eating disorder.

In brief: Yes, Maybe, and No
Whether obesity is an eating disorder depends on whose definition one uses, and on what odd behaviors occur. A binge eater who eats huge amounts in an hour has an eating disorder. A chocolate addict who got obese on 3 lbs of chocolate a day has an eating disorder and an addiction problem. A person who got obese by eating a normal dessert 3 times a day for 20 years doesn't have an eating disorder.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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