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Obesity Declared a Disease by AMA

Tuesday, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease. This declaration effectively defines over 100 million people as requiring treatment for obesity.

The AMA, made up of some of the nation’s leading physicians, took to voting after much debate on the cost/benefit of declaring this condition a disease. Would this help more affected patients get treatment, or would it stigmatize a condition with many causes and few fixes? Continue reading