The AMA Declares Obesity a Disease

The American Medical Association decided recently to classify obesity as a disease. Their decision has drawn controversy: Supporters say the label could spur health insurers and the government to fund anti-obesity services. But opponents say obesity is a risk factor, and calling it a "disease" further stigmatizes overweight people.

To learn more about it, we invited Dr. Justin Puckett from the Center for Medical Weight Loss at Complete Family Medicine, to discuss it on Good Morning Heartland. WATCH VIDEO to learn more.

Dr. Justin Puckett

Complete Family Medicine

1611 S. Baltimore

Kirksville, Mo. 63501