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

Poll Results: 6,088 votes    vote on this poll
46%
Yes.
 
45%
No.
 
10%
Other.
 

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




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Evelyn M.
Friday August 1, 2014, 5:10 PM


Wow, 46% - 45%. That one is nearly right down the middle.
Myself, I think it's more a "addiction" to food. If "addiction" would be considered a disease, then so should this.

Thomas Goodwin
Friday August 1, 2014, 10:48 AM


People who are overweight may have diseases that their weight contribute to. But, I do not see it as a disease in itself.

Rachel C.
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:14 AM


Interesting how split people are on this topic.

Oumar R
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 10:51 AM


if it helps the situation then why not

Natasha Salgado
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 10:26 AM


NO

Kiara Dawson
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 10:15 AM


voted

Sean Flynn
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 5:59 AM


If it's considered a disease then people will get even further into the mindset that they can't help but be obese

Rhonda B.
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 3:07 AM


no

Rhonda B.
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 3:07 AM


no

Alexandra G.
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:54 AM


voted



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