American Medical Association http://news.stlpublicradio.org en SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-cardiologist-nutritionist-weigh-amas-classification-obesity-disease <p>Earlier this year, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/business/ama-recognizes-obesity-as-a-disease.html?_r=0">American Medical Association voted to re-classify obesity as a disease rather than a conditio</a>n. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html">one-third of adults in the United States are obese</a>. Combine those two facts, and it can now be said that one in three Americans are ill, all with the same disease.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:31:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 28817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease