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Disease Obesity

I Have the Disease Known as 'Obesity'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I work out for over two hours a day. I eat "cleaner" than 99 percent of the people you know. I have not put any artificial ingredients in my body for over a year and have less than 15 percent body fat. But I have obesity. I will always have obesity. It is a disease I live with every day.

Obesity: American Disease, American Story

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Much as cancer care has to be personalized based on genetics and risk factors, obesity also needs to be seen as a disease resulting from a complex interaction of unique factors for each patient.

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 Declares Obesity a Disease

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Warnecke

Victimizing obesity as a disease is dangerous territory, and from my perspective just feels like another excuse for pharmaceutical companies to make money. Why would anyone choose diet and exercise over a magic pill? I certainly wouldn't.