Obesity should be classed as a 'disease' doctors say
|The Telegraph &...||•||January 07, 2019|
The Telegraph newspaper reports leading doctors in the United Kingdom as saying that obesity should be recognised as a "disease" rather than a lifestyle choice
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said action to tackle excess weight was more likely to be successful if the problem was treated as one caused by environmental and social factors, rather than by individual greed.
One in four adults in the UK are classed as obese, along with one in five children leaving primary school.
Prof Andrew Goddard, RCP president, said: "It is important to the health of the nation that we remove the stigma associated with obesity.
The American Medical Association has previously declared obesity as a disease.
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The above is an article which appeared on 3 January 2019 on telegraph.co.uk
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