American Medical Association Labels Obesity A Disease
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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Obesity is more than a health issue, it’s now classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. That’s the word that came down Tuesday from the nation’s largest doctors organization during its annual meeting in Chicago. Classifying obesity as a disease is expected to dramatically change the way the medical community handles a condition that affects an average of one-in-three Americans.