Should Obesity Be Classified as a Disease?

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Members of the American Medical Association voted to classify obesity as a disease.

Obesity is a disease, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). Members of the association voted Tuesday at its annual meeting in Chicago to classify obesity as such. A press release from the AMA says that the physicians group adopted a policy that recognizes obesity as a disease requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention. "Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex ...

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