“Obesity has been called many things — an epidemic, a major public health problem, an urgent chronic condition — but is it a disease? The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest physician organization in the nation, has decided that it is.
One in three American adults is obese, and the rate of obesity in children has nearly tripled over the past 30 years. Experts have warned that kids today may be the first generation in history to live shorter lives than their parents. Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex health issue.”
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