Excellent points. In Victorian times, mental illness was considered to be a character flaw, much like obesity is considered now. We treat people with drug addictions with more compassion than people with obesity, yet everybody who struggles with a health problem deserves support. As somebody who has been living with chronic illness for 40 years, I can confirm that there is no incentive for me not to mange my illness as best I can, just because it's called a "disease". I am hopeful obesity will be accepted as a medical condition and treated accordingly.