Junkfood science points out an effort by scientists specialising in......obesity ......to have it classified as a disease.
Obesity is a complex condition with many causal contributors, including genetic ones and many environmental factors that are largely beyond individuals’ abilities to choose or control.
· Obesity causes much suffering.
· Obesity causally leads to many aspects of ill health, to functional impairment and reduced quality of life, to serious disease, and to greater mortality...
· Obese persons are subject to severe societal discrimination..
That doesn't make it a disease!