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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 ...

Why Labeling Obesity As A Disease Is A Big Mistake - Forbes

Jul 9, 2013 ... Focus on the society that promotes obesity, not on the individual.

Dr. Keith Ablow: Obesity is not a disease - and neither is alcoholism ...

Jun 20, 2013 ... The American Medical Association (AMA) has decided to classify obesity as a disease. This decision is another example of inventing illnesses ...

Is Obesity Really a Disease? - The Atlantic

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 »
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Obesity Is Not a Disease | National Review Online

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 ...

The Breakthrough Institute - Obesity Is Not a Disease

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.

Obesity Not a Disease, AMA Council Says | Medpage Today

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 Disease. Really. - National Center for Weight and ...

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  ...

Debate: Is Obesity A Disease? | Prevention

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 ...

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