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AMA Classifies Obesity as a Disease

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The American Medical Association now classifies obesity as a disease.

Obesity affects about one in three adults and 17% of children in the U.S.

Someone is considered obese if their body weight is 20% higher than it should be.

The declaration now recognizes that it's a medical condition that requires treatment and prevention.

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