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Is obesity really a disease?

August 7, 2013

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"Last month, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease in its own right for the first time. (Previously, it had been categorized as a symptom or risk factor.) There is plenty of evidence that shows people who are obese are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But does that make obesity a disease in its own right? What about being overweight, but not obese?

"It turns out, there is a substantial body of evidence that shows being overweight or slightly obese is not as harmful as most of us might believe."

Continue reading this story over on the BCTR's Evidence-Based Living blog:

Is obesity really a disease?

One Comment

August 12, 2015
Anderson

I would think obesity is more a result from mental issues and not physical. I can't understand how the MDA is trying to label this as a disease. Need more info.

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