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AMA designates obesity as a disease

The American Medical Association on Tuesday voted to categorize obesity as a disease. This now means more than 78 million Americans now have a medical condition that will require treatment.

While IHRSA and its members know the best prescription is exercise and the proper diet, that may not be the answer in the medical community. However, this is a positive step in lowering the staggering obesity rates in this country.

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