The New Science of Obesity Rethinking our Approach

Even though the American Medical Association (AMA) designated obesity as a disease over 10 years ago, employers have continued to address obesity as if it were treatable through lifestyle programs. The idea that obesity is caused by insufficient willpower, lack of discipline, and bad choices no longer stands. With access to appropriate, total person care— including new medications and treatments—patients living with obesity are much more likely to improve their health and quality of life.​