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Viewpoint: Defining Obesity as a Disease May Do More Harm Than Good
"The label is supposed to improve awareness and treatments for the condition, but similar proclamations about alcoholism and other addictions haven't been so successful."
AMA declares obesity a disease
"The move by the American Medical Assn. board means that one-third of adults and 17% of children in the U.S. have a medical condition that requires treatment."
AMA's Obesity-As-Disease Vote Should Boost Diet Drugs
"The American Medical Association's endorsement of obesity as a disease state should give a boost to sales and continued development of prescription diet drugs."