Daily Archives: August 25, 2012

AMA says more research needed to determine if obesity is a disease

The “Health on Today” blog of MSNBC runs a MyHealthNewsDaily article that reports the American Medical Association “decided more research was needed on” if obesity is a disease, “deferring the decision to a later date.” Dr. Thomas Madejski, chair of … Continue reading

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FDA approves new drug for weight loss

The FDA’s approval of lorcaserin received heavy coverage, appearing on all three major news broadcasts and coverage in major national newspapers. Coverage focused on it being the first weight-loss medication approved since 1999 and on safety concerns.

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