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Wednesday
Jul102013

Commentary: “Obesity as a Disease is First Step to Prevention”

IHRSA previously reported that the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease in hopes of improving treatment.

Since then, many have come out in support of the AMA’s ruling, including Dr. Sherry Pagoto, a psychologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Patago describes the AMA’s ruling as a necessary call to action that she hopes will inspire doctors to better address obesity and counsel patients on healthy, active lifestyles. Read the full commentary…

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