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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

Do you feel it's unethical for children to lose weight, if they are overweight?

Do you feel such things put more emphasis on their body, rather than their character?

The reason I say this is because there was an uproar over an app made to help children who struggle with low self esteem and other issues to lose weight. Some people believed this was unethical.

Update:

From an article: "Some reported studies show that weight-loss efforts geared toward kids and teens are linked to body image issues and disordered eating. "

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  • 2 months ago
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    Childhood obesity is an epidemic.  If a kid is overweight, there's already disordered eating going on.  It is unethical to let a kid get overweight, and it is difficult to focus on character with a poor body image.

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  • 2 months ago

    kids are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and heart disease because they are obese!!!

    So its not unethical for kids to lose weight, it's a life or death situation!

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  • 2 months ago

    Obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight is unethical? NO! However, belittling and shaming them would be unethical in my eyes.

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  • 2 months ago

    i dont think so, they might need to so they dont get health problems

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course not.

    Caring for one's body is a virtue

    (but not the only virtue or the most important virtue).

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