Obesity Is Officially A Disease (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

June 20, 2013 Updated Jun 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) -- The American Medical Association has officially designated obesity as a disease.

The AMA says the disease requires medical treatment and prevention. One-third of Americans are obese. That's on top of the one-third who are overweight.

A board member of the association says recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans.

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