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Calling obesity a 'disease' undermines the nation's weight loss

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 13:55 GMT

Those that consider obesity a disease are considerably more likely to ignore health warnings and eat high calorie foods, the American Medical Association has discovered.

Since the American Medical Association (AMA) reclassified obesity as a disease in 2013, US citizens who took the message on board appear to be subconsciously eating more unhealthy foods.

The intentions behind the reclassification were good; the AMA believed that, by classifying obesity as a disease, more funding could be routed to an undoubtedly large-scale public health epidemic.  

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