Obesity Declared a Disease by the AMA

After much of impassioned discussion, the American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to label obesity a disease. The AMA Council on Science and Public Health issued a 14-page report opposing the decision. This group argued that obesity is more like smoking–it can cause lung cancer and emphysema in the same way obesity leads to hypertension and diabetes. 

PositiveTip: Disease or no disease, obesity is a very serious condition. Good lifestyle choices contribute heavily to alleviating the problem.