Calling Obesity a Disease May Have 'Boomerang Effect'

January 31, 2014 11:01 AM

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Calling Obesity a Disease May Have 'Boomerang Effect'

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Calling obesity a disease may make obese people less motivated to eat a healthy diet and to lose weight, a new study suggests.

The study included more than 700 people who took part in an online survey. They were asked to read an article about health and weight, and then to answer a number of questions. Some of the participants read an article that described obesity as a disease, some read a standard public health message ab...

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