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Obesity's 'disease' designation sparks outrage on the web

• Mother Nature
Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) made headlines when the organization announced that it was changing the designation of obesity from a 'disorder' to a 'disease.'  While the two labels sound similar, they actually mean very different things to health care providers, insurance companies, and to members of the obese community.
In fact, the characterization of obesity as a 'disease,' immediately sparked backlash on social media.  On Twitter, the hashtag #IamNotADisease was born with messages condemning the AMAs decision. Here's a sample of the messages:

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