Fat can be disabling. A person 180 pounds over a healthy weight is susceptible to arthritis, has increased blood pressure, a weakened heart and could soon need a walker just to get around.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, such a person could legally be labeled as disabled.
But should obesity be considered a disability? On Tuesday the American Medical Association voted a resounding no at its annual meeting.
But in a country where nearly one in three people is obese but where laws do...Full Story