November 2003
Electronic Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR);11/14/2003, Issue 207, p2
U.S. is an obese nation, land of the free and the plump. Obese people are so numerous they even have a powerful lobbying arm, the American Obesity Association (OBA). The OBA has made much progress having obesity recognized as a disease in order that obese are treated as victims or at least patients, not slackers. The obesity as a disease school has many characteristics and supporting/opposing viewpoints of few of which can be noted briefly: some major organizations already hold that obesity is a disease. When obesity is viewed as a medical issue, it quickly becomes a public health crisis that invites public solutions.


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