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AMA votes to classify obesity as a disease
Modern Physician

Despite concerns that doing so will “medicalize” a condition that affects up to one-third of the nation, the American Medical Association House of Delegates at its annual meeting in Chicago approved a resolution to recognize obesity as a disease.

Delegates voted 276-181 (60.4% to 39.6%) to classify obesity as “a disease state with multiple pathophysiological aspects requiring a range of interventions.”