Reasons we object to bill HR3177

  1. There is no proven safe, effective method of permanent weight loss
  2. Fat people are already deluged with information and misinformation about their weight, especially from health care professionals and the popular media.
  3. The health hazards of obesity are greatly exagerated and ill supported.
  4. As a matter of principal, tax payer money should not be used to underwrite a private industry, particualarly one that is already successful. The commercial weight loss industry make billions of dollars a year. They can do their own advertising, without help from the US Congress.
  5. Interventions are of dubious value, particularly in the workplace.