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Old 03-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #11
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Underlying factors:
Depression
Trauma
Addiction
This is close to what I was going to post.

I would only add a decadent society/empire that encourages greed and gluttony among other things, hopelessness/despair (associated with depression, would make sense), apathy / low energy levels, and misinformation / toxic belief systems (from family, media, school, etc.)

Altogether, it's a poisonous stew, that's for sure. Any combination of those things, really.


edit: And then there's blind habit, past a point. This can work for good or evil, or anything else for that matter: sloth, fitness, being helpful, being selfish, and so on.
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Medications, Beta blockers, steroids etc...there's probably a whole list and although as with the thyroid issue and other such issues, it may affect a smaller group of people and not be considered as a "factor that contributes to obesity", it should be made apparent that it can and does indeed do so, at least as a footnote.
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Medications, Beta blockers, steroids etc...there's probably a whole list and although as with the thyroid issue and other such issues, it may affect a smaller group of people and not be considered as a "factor that contributes to obesity", it should be made apparent that it can and does indeed do so, at least as a footnote.
I was just reading about the impact of certain medications. Timely response.
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Job stress as well as financial I think they help with becoming obese.
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Laziness.

Processed foods, soda tv, sofa's etc, etc.... Are all inanimate objects. They can only indirectly contribute to the problem. If you, the consumer do not use them, the contribute nothing. Laziness is a direct contributor. I eat fast food because I am too lazy to fix myself something decent. Today's comfort foods provide comfort by being easy to find and eat, I am too lazy to fix the meal. I don't exercise, because I am lazy, it is easier to lay on the sofa and play xbox. Worse decision I made was buying a console for my boys, best decision was limiting their time on it and making them get outside.

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