Tag Archives: Obesity

Call obesity what it is: a disease

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its decision to classify obesity as a disease, moving against the recommendation at the time of a group studying obesity. Yet there are still those who believe that obesity is not a disease but rather a “condition,” and this has downstream ramifications for health policy, health care… Read More »

Obesity Can Cause Arthritis

Obesity is defined by a marked accumulation of excess fat. Generally, those suffering from obesity are at higher risk for developing potentially life-threatening complications and chronic diseases. Recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate more than 630,000 people were diagnosed with obesity related-cancer in the U.S. alone.1 Although the… Read More »