Michael Lim Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? By Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer • Dec 5, 2013 (via Wikimedia Commons) The FDA's proposed ban on trans fats and new heart disease prevention guidelines jointly released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have stirred up debate over best practices to improve heart health. SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease By Camille Phillips • Aug 5, 2013 (via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Earlier this year, the American Medical Association voted to re-classify obesity as a disease rather than a condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Combine those two facts, and it can now be said that one in three Americans are ill, all with the same disease.