As many will know, the topic of whether or not obesity is a disease is a debatable (often hotly!) issue.
There are a number of published reports (two examples are here and here), including passionate and dispassionate perspectives on this topic. Ongoing questions include: Does obesity meet the definition of a disease? Is it a risk factor for other diseases? At what point might obesity become a disease? Of course, numerous factors are involved, from financial to measurement to personal to ideological.