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

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

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Heidi Aubrey
Saturday September 20, 2014, 11:44 PM

Only if it is caused by an actual disease.

Chelsey A.
Saturday September 20, 2014, 5:07 PM

It might be more of a disorder of overeating. Some people are born that way, raised a certain way, and some just don't know what is healthy and what is not. Every person is unique, have different life stories and different opinions. Every person has a different definition of obesity.

Denise Nuno
Friday September 19, 2014, 11:35 PM

Only when it's caused by a disease process. For example, poor diet isn't a disease process; hypothyroidism is.

Angela Padovani
Friday September 19, 2014, 8:13 AM

If it is something out of a person's control, then yes.

France Ruch
Friday September 19, 2014, 3:41 AM

Doctors must start to pay attention to it since someone's childhood and help people to get out of it when it is possible. When it is not (health problem), help too, in a different way

Beth O'Brien
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 5:23 AM

If we insist on calling alcoholism a disease, then yes.

Natasha Salgado
Monday September 15, 2014, 4:20 PM


Paola Ballanti
Monday September 15, 2014, 1:11 PM


Mademoisell LeBel
Sunday September 14, 2014, 10:30 PM

i would only call it a diseas if its something we cant control it.
This is an issue. A Major issue .
It doesnt help when the Goverment cant put a stop on HIgh sugars in our foods.
That Good food cost more.
Junk food companies are ruling us out.
We need to stop this.
so if we have to call it a disease. then we give up hope .

Azaima A.
Friday September 12, 2014, 9:46 PM

dumb question

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