“The American Medical Association (AMA) recently classified obesity as a disease. The purpose of the policy is to advance obesity treatment and prevention, wrote AMA president Ardis Dee Hoven, MD. It issues a call for a paradigm shift in the way the medical community tackles this complicated issue so that we can reduce the number of Americans suffering from the effects of heart disease, diabetes, disability and other potentially life-changing health conditions.” (p.50)
Wolfgang, K. (2013). Is Obesity a Disease? Advance for NPs and PAs, 4(8), 50.