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Obesity Called a Disease

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
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It has long been known that obesity is bad for your healh. It has been linked to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis.Last week, the American Medical Association said obesity doesn't just cause disease, it IS a disease. We'll talk about why the change in classification was made and what it could mean for coverage, prevention and treatment of obesity.


Patrice Harris, MD, American Medical Association board member
Dr. Paul Terpeluk, Medical Director, Employee Health Services, Cleveland Clinic
Christopher J. Conover, adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Research Scholar,
Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research, Duke University
Sumana Narasimhan, MD, University Hospitals

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