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Christina’s Case: Obesity should not be classified as disease

Christina’s Case: Obesity should not be classified as disease

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

University of Richmond professors Crystal L. Hoyt and Jeni L. Burnette discussed whether the American Medical Association was correct in categorizing obesity as a disease in a Feb. 23 New York Times article. Although the June 2013 decision has no legal authority, significant ramifications still exist for obesity treatment now that the nation‚Ä...