Obesity Now Declared as a Disease

 
As you’ve probably heard since it’s been all over the media, on June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) has declared obesity as a disease requiring treatment. About time. What took them so long anyway? More than one-third of adults and approximately 17% of children are obese. They need help and it should be available if they want it.
 
There are conflicting opinions as to whether this is a good thing or not. Apparently, doctors have been reluctant to aggressively address weight issues with patients who are obese because of fear of offending them. Obesity has been compared to being the “elephant in the room.” It’s obvious, but it’s ignored.
 
With the AMA’s decision to declare obesity as a disease, the physician is now obligated to bring up the subject with the patient and actually suggest a treatment for it.
 
With obesity being declared as a disease doesn’t mean you can call in to work and say, “I can’t come in. I’m obese.” You know what I mean?
 
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