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Obesity Classified as a Disease
The American medical association now classifies obesity as a disease.
The group voted to approve that decision this week.
The declaration recognizes obesity as a medical condition, that requires treatment and prevention.
An article in the LA times0 quotes an AMA member as saying it will "help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue."
Obesity affects about one in three adults... And 17% of children in the US.