Nation’s Doctors Classify Obesity As Disease

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•25 Jun 20, 2013

At their annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity, which affects about a third of all Americans, as a disease. What do you think?

  • “So the first lady has just been hassling a bunch of sick kids?”

    Margo Leder –
    Orchestra Conductor

  • “I hope this means I can get my insurance company to pay for some wider pants.”

    Lewis Pontrelli –
    Ribbon Winder

  • “Fat people don’t deserve any more sympathy than they already get.”

    Terry Chooljian –
    Flatware Maker

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