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Should Obesity Be A Disease?



 Published on Jun 21, 2013
The American Medical Association has chosen to classify obesity as a disease. This means 90 million people in the US now have a "disease," when just a few days ago, they did not. But as Laci tells us, this simple change in wording have a huge impact.



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Viewpoint: Defining Obesity as a Disease May Do More Harm Than Good
http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/19...
"The label is supposed to improve awareness and treatments for the condition, but similar proclamations about alcoholism and other addictions haven't been so successful."

AMA declares obesity a disease
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/l...
"The move by the American Medical Assn. board means that one-third of adults and 17% of children in the U.S. have a medical condition that requires treatment."

AMA's Obesity-As-Disease Vote Should Boost Diet Drugs
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejaps...
"The American Medical Association's endorsement of obesity as a disease state should give a boost to sales and continued development of prescription diet drugs."

Obesity In America, By The Numbers
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/19/1356013...
"What does it mean to live in a nation where one 1 of every 3 people is obese? In countless ways, obesity is changing the way we work, live, eat and travel. Here, a sampling of some of those changes."

20 Years Of Obesity: Tracking Changes, Finding Solutions
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey...
"News about the obesity epidemic seems to be everywhere."


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