Obesity Is a Disease, According to the American Medical Association

Learn how treating obesity like a disease could pave the way for changes in policy and treatment

by Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN
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“The AMA is working to improve the nation’s health care outcomes, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which are often linked to obesity, ” said AMA President Ardis D. Hoven, MD. “Removing sugar-sweetened beverages from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will help encourage healthier beverage choices. ”

Reviewed by Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

This story originally appeared on TheDoctorWillSeeYouNow.com

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