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Obesity A Disability Now!
 
# 1 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 11:53
 
 
The European Court of Justice has stated that an obese person can be considered disabled when it comes to employment rights. I find that somewhat insulting to both obese people and the disabled. Do you think the ruling is fair?

http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1218/667670-obese-disabled/
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# 2 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 12:33
 
 
I haven't read the judgement yet but I suspect the court had to try to find a context to judge the case and disability was the most suitable area. I'm not sure about it being insulting but it does open up huge questions about how obesity is viewed in future in terms of welfare benefits, even down to parking rights etc.


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# 3 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 12:45
 
 
I think it is a disability. Studies show some obese people lack the hormone Leptin which tells you when you are full. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm like that because it takes loads of food before I feel full (though I'm making some progress using long walks - 8 miles yesterday).
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# 4 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 13:18
 
 
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# 5 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 13:55
 
 
Studies have also shown that if you eat too much, you will get fat.
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# 6 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 13:57
 
 
Someone said :
Studies show some obese people lack the hormone Leptin which tells you when you are full.

People can just follow the calorie guidelines. Even if they don't feel full they know they are getting all they need.
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# 7 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 14:10
 
 
I think once you are full or feel full it's too late. People eat way too fast, slow down.
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# 8 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 15:24
 
 
I think they ruled it can be considered a disability in the workplace in certain circumstances ....
Your bmi is a good indication of how your body is, your waist size is another good indicator.
Imagine the embarrassment of wearing 36 inch waist jeans ...
The rolls of fat come after that
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# 9 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 15:50
 
 
Not sure if it should be classed as a disability as most disabilities cannot be overcome - unlike most types of obesity
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# 10 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 17:48
 
 
Loads of disabilities can be overcome.
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# 11 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 18:20
 
 
Fast food outlets, are reporting heavy bookings for christmas day?
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# 12 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 18:33
 
 
Since when did fast food outlets take bookings?
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# 13 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 18:52
 
 
Someone said :
Since when did fast food outlets take bookings?

It was a silly joke, just like Obesity being a Disability.
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# 14 : Thursday 18-12-2014 @ 19:21
 
 
To be clear alcoholism is already considered a disability under equality legislation. So lets not have an ejaculation of righteous indignation.
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