The answer to that question depends on what we mean by the word "disease".
No, not in the classical sense (although even this idea has been challenged).
Again, no, by definition, obesity is very 'public' phenomenon. It's hard to hide.
Well, plenty of overweight people sure seem to have lots of moderation and common sense in the rest of their lives so it's hard hard to imagine why, with something as important to them as weight they should suddenly be found lacking.
Well, duh! Yes, in every important sense, obesity is in fact a disease.
With surgical care on the one hand and with medical (pharmacologic[drug]) therapy on the other.
Yes. VERY well.
Yes, but not as well as surgery.... YET.
Pharmacologic (drug) therapy for weight loss is the subject of this section including all of the various subpages listed off to the left.
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