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The bottom line on obesity as a disease


The AMA’s decision doesn’t carry any legal weight, but it will effect spending on the disease in terms of health care and in the weight loss industry. Dr. Patrice Harris from the American Medical Association, Dr. Alfons Pomp from New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, Erika Nicole Kendall of, and Vanderbilt’s Jonathan Metzl discuss the need to solidify the definition of obese with this new “disease” title, as well as expanding prevention methods for Americans.