Forgive I don't have an article for this but my boss was telling me that they have decided to add obesity in the DSMV (whatever volume we are on now) as a legit disease. Is Alcoholism a disease in your opinion?
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.
The American Medical Assn. voted Tuesday to classify obesity as a disease,… (AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT )
The American Medical Assn. voted Tuesday to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.
The nation's leading physicians organization took the vote after debating whether the action would do more to help affected patients get useful treatment or would further stigmatize a condition with many causes and few easy fixes.
on Jul. 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM