There are no fast or easy answers to this complex issue, but it’s becoming more obvious it’s not just a question of overeating.
Obesity Canada (obesitycanada.ca) characterizes it as a “chronic disease” and a “brain-related disorder,” that has “more to do with genetics than individual choices about exercise or food.”
The key is to recognize that obesity is a disease. In 2018, the Canadian Medical Association termed obesity as a medical disease.
Dr. Glazer notes that “one of the biggest changes in the treatment of obesity is the greater understanding of the neurotransmitters and hormones involved in appetite regulation. It takes the blame game away from the patient and puts it directly on the perpetrator – the brain.”