Opponents contend that obesity is not a disease because it is a preventable risk
factor for other diseases; is the result of eating too much; and is caused by ...
Jul 9, 2013 ... Focus on the society that promotes obesity, not on the individual.
Jun 20, 2013 ... The American Medical Association (AMA) has decided to classify obesity as a
disease. This decision is another example of inventing illnesses ...
Jun 24, 2013 ... Yet many sensible people, from physicians to philosophers, know that declaring
obesity a disease is a mistake. Simply put, obesity is not a ...
Health and Human Services recently announced that Medicare and Medicaid may start treating obesity
as a disease
, opening the door for coverage of weight loss treatments. In my opinion, it means this is the first step towards being more proactive to our growing weight ... More »
Jul 3, 2013 ... Recently the American Medical Association declared that it will consider obesity
a disease. At first glance, it's a minor story, hardly worth ...
Sep 19, 2013 ... Defining obesity as a disease makes little sense, particularly since ... It will not do
to demonize the food industry or to stigmatize the obese.
Jun 17, 2013 ... CHICAGO -- Obesity is hard to define and diagnose, and partly because of that is
not a disease, an American Medical Association council said ...
Obesity is a chronic medical condition – i.e., a disease. And few ... Let's assume,
for a moment, that obesity was not associated with having excess weight. That is
Jun 24, 2013 ... Obesity, like alcoholism, depression, and anxiety, is a disease. ... obesity as a
disease is a way of conferring legitimacy: it is a condition, not a ...