Obesity has been declared a disease by the AMA; American Medical Association. It was officially designated as a disease that requires medical treatment and prevention in 2013.
According to a source, “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans,” AMA board member Dr. Patrice Harris said in a statement.”
Obesity is a matter of “carrying around” too much fat. Many American’s are obese a much as one third. Obesity can cause a number of health problems such as high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, diabetes, as well as a number of health problems in women. With obesity being recognized as a disease, it could result in the government investing in the development and reimbursement of obesity treatments. Employers may even be required to cover obesity treatments for their employees.
Oldie but still informative!