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There are 3 comments on POV: Insurers Should Cover Antiobesity Drugs

  1. in my own life I’ve witnessed this phenomenon–people struggling with weight for years and then being told they aren’t eligible for surgery. after spending so much money on diet/weight loss options, which can truly be expensive, the last thing the person wants to do is shell out even more cash, assuming theres still enough money. if it’s a problem they want solved, they’re going to have to take steps to help patients mitigate the costs or intervene more directly.

  2. Besides a very small percentage of the population (afflicted with genetic disorders), most obesity has to do with will power and WHAT YOU EAT. The media has done a very good job of painting fat and “candy” as the culprit of modern obesity, but this simply isn’t true. Its all the surgery drinks, sugar filled causes, sugar filled bars and cereals, white/whole wheat flower, and other unnecessary carbs that people eat. All carbs break down into sugars in the body. Sugars are a poison that has been clinically proven to be more addictive than cocaine in rats and with similar results in humans. When sugar is processed in your body, your pancreas produces insulin, an essential chemical, but also poison. When over done, insulin kills healthy tissue/cells in your body and also causes your cells to become insulin resistant, hence diabetes.

    The rise in obesity is directly correlated with the rise in exercise. Why is this? Its because people still don’t know how to eat! Im not saying go carb free but try to eat rice (a highly nutritious form of carbs) and quinoa. Also, fresh fruit/ vegetables, some meat (or non at all if you have good protein sources (not mostly soy)), and natural fats in moderation. A great documentary to learn more about how the food industry is pulling the same tactics Big Tobacco is would be “Fed up.”

    Some life advice from a business student. Sargent people, back me up!

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