AMA Officially Recognizes Obesity as a Disease


In a joint press release, ACCE, ASMBS, TOS, and ASBP applaud the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) for adopting policy today to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple pathophysiological aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention. Click here to read joint press release. 

ASMBS additionally released a separate press release stating this new recognition of obesity as a disease by AMA may be a tipping point for both prevention and treatment. Click here to read ASMBS press release.

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