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

Poll Results: 6,127 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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Petra Korevaar
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 2:36 AM


By professional help, i mean a diëtist. You are what you eat. When it is a disease, you have to take responsabiliteit for it.

Petra Korevaar
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 2:33 AM


When obesitas is defined as a desease, there is more a chance people look for professional help on this matter and get the support to overcome it.

Rhonda B.
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:23 PM


No.

Rhonda B.
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:23 PM


no

Rhonda B.
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:22 PM


No.

Rhonda B.
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:22 PM


No.

Rhonda B.
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:22 PM


No

Lis T.
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:54 AM


yes

Jahara Wade
Saturday September 27, 2014, 8:50 AM


Oh, and think about this. Most obesity is caused by poor diet, too much of a bad thing, and that thing is created by the fast food and processed food industries who are owned by drug companies who are owned by chemical companies. Maximize profits regardless of damage done. Eat Fresh and Exercise every day.

Jahara Wade
Saturday September 27, 2014, 8:48 AM


Once it becomes classified as a 'disease' it becomes an excuse, and drugs get shoved at people. The only reason to classify it as a disease is to make money selling drugs to 'alleviate the symptoms'. We already have too many of those types of drugs.



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