Obesity Classified As Disease
The American Medical Association has officially endorsed classifying obesity as a disease.
The A.M.A. says recognizing the condition as a disease would make more funding available to educate the public and potentially more health insurance coverage for overweight Americans.
We talked to one expert who says making the public more aware of the serious health risks of being obese is crucial.
The A.M.A.’s recommendation has no legal authority but has been used by lawmakers when making health related legislation.