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AMA: Obesity is a disease

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     There are new developments regarding the classification of obesity--- possibly helping curb the problem.

     The American Medical Association now says obesity is a disease.

     The L-A Times reports the group voted to approve that decision yesterday.

     The declaration recognizes obesity as a medical condition that requires treatment and prevention.

     The L-A Times quotes an AMA member as saying it will "help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue."

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

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