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AMA Declares Obesity A Disease

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Obesity isn’t just a major public health problem — it’s a disease, the American Medical Association has ruled.

That means one-third of adults (35.8% of U.S. women) and 17% of children in the U.S. have a medical condition that requires treatment.

Dr. Lou Aronne, an obesity specialist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the change and what it means for health care costs and prevention:

This decision should prompt doctors to get more aggressive about helping patients maintain a healthy weight. Classifying obesity as a disease could lead to better treatments and prevention strategies as well as insurance coverage.

“Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,” said Dr. Patrice Harris, an AMA board member.

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