Is Obesity a Disease?

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  • Is Obesity a Disease?


Last week, the American Medical Association voted to classify obesity as a disease. In one day, 78 million American adults and 12 million American children ...
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Positive: 79 %
According to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society in November 2013, doctors ...
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Positive: 76 %

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1. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Oct;25(10):1401-4. Is obesity a disease? Heshka S(1), Allison DB. Author information: (1)New York ...
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Positive: 79 %
CHICAGO — Physicians voted overwhelmingly to label obesity as a disease that requires a range of interventions to advance treatment and prevention ...
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Positive: 74 %
Does the recent classification of obesity as a disease hurt or help the plight of the obese?
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Positive: 60 %
Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep problems. But is obesity itself a disease?
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Positive: 37 %

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