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

Poll Results: 6,127 votes

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

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Elfje Muse
Thursday March 26, 2015, 8:39 AM

Depends on what people have become obese from

Lynne Willey
Thursday March 26, 2015, 5:32 AM

it is an illness and it causes more, so yes it should

Ka bach
Thursday March 26, 2015, 1:38 AM

yes!! obesity as a disease!!
.... and those who are need medical treatment asap!!
why wouldn't obesity be one of our top health problems? because we are cheating life when we shorten it by other means such as obesity. I have had a friend that died getting a 'tummy tuck' that caused a blood clot in her leg and moved to her brain. she was only 34years old at the time. Why shouldn't insurance help get peoples weight down and save money by not having the problem.

(question: why will insurance Not pay for obesity surgery but will pay for Viagra? seriously...)

carol GREEN
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 2:24 PM

no I dont

carol GREEN
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 2:23 PM

No I dont

Jayasri Amma
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 11:05 AM

Thank you!

Magdalena J.
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 10:29 AM

Thank you!

Natasha Salgado
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 6:02 AM


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Warren Webber
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:23 PM

Live long and prosper!

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