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Do you think Obesity should be officially classified as a "disease"?

Poll Results: 5,757 votes

The AMA recently classified obesity as a disease. Learn more.

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Rosalind Hing
Friday April 25, 2014, 12:31 AM

I think it should be called a "disease" then more people will be concern about it. And obesity increases the risk to a lot of diseases, so, it's a bad thing anyway.

Deb Mclean
Thursday April 24, 2014, 12:20 PM

Yes, it is a life long problem without help. "They" say obesity is a number one problem, but the drug and insurance industry do little to help the obese END the affliction. I feel drug companies have the solution but aren't willing to help because they make much more money keeping people obese through health issues it causes. It's always about the money.

MJ Justus
Thursday April 24, 2014, 9:41 AM

Dis-ease. Lack of ease. Yes, and it's one of the more serious conditions.

Rhonda B.
Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:06 AM

My mom is not Obese, but she has hypothyroidism and it makes it really hard to loose weight.

Rhonda B.
Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:04 AM


Valerie A.
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 7:13 AM

If it is due to over-eating then no, if it is due to a medical condition which is causing your body to gain weight, then yes and proper help should be provided.

Anne Moran
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 3:05 PM

Obesity is not a disease.. We are not born that way.. We become that way, because of bad habits we pick up in our lives...

Andrea Enz
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 9:39 AM


Monday April 21, 2014, 7:33 PM

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Mackenzie M.
Monday April 21, 2014, 1:28 PM

I think that it can lead to disease, and the way we track obesity in america is flawed and not accurate.

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