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Obesity Is a Disease: Not Easy Medicine for All to Swallow

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

By branding it as a disease, are we running the risk of attaching new negatives to already struggling individuals? That is yet to be seen, as is what impact the AMA's proclamation might actually have on the fight to end obesity.

If Obesity Is a Disease, Who's Going to Treat It?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Beyond the obvious lack of training preventing most physicians from being able to effectively treat obesity, there's another issue at stake: physicians just aren't afforded enough time with their patients.

Obesity as Disease: Why I Vote No

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace and the recognition of obesity as a "disease" by the AMA. A line from the movie Jerry Maguire comes to mind: "You complete me!"

American Medical Association Votes To Recognize Obesity As A Disease

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nick Carey CHICAGO, June 18 (Reuters) - In order to fight what it described as an "obesity epidemic," the American Medical Associa...