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joelthelion  ·  1388 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Copper is key in burning fat

You could apply the exact same reasoning to lung cancer research. Just because many people could avoid getting lung cancer by not smoking doesn't mean we shouldn't look for a cure.

Note that I am not defending all the fat people who make up excuses for being fat. But I'm all for making it easier to lose weight and stay fit.

vile  ·  1388 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You don't reverse lung cancer by quitting smoking, though. If you fix your diet, you'll get to a healthy weight.

joelthelion  ·  1387 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you get diabetes from obesity, it's too late to reverse that condition, so it's a bit similar. Same thing if you get a heart attack or a stroke. Anyways, it was just an example. My point is that the fact that there is an existing way to fight obesity doesn't mean we shouldn't try to make that process easier.

vile  ·  1387 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Okay, sure, but people also shouldn't give up on currently known to work methods just because there may or may not be an easier way at some indeterminate point in the future.

joelthelion  ·  1387 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Of course not ☺️