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AMA classifies obesity as a disease

The American Medical Association is now classifying obesity as a disease.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The American Medical Association is now classifying obesity as a disease.

One in three adults and 17 percent of children in the US qualify as obese.

With the new classification, the group says the condition will require treatment and prevention.

The AMA believes the new classification will help the medical community in its approach to the condition.

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