Obesity now classified as a disease

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 19 at 5:45 PM

The American Medical Association officially classified obesity as a disease requiring medical treatment and prevention on Tuesday.

The decision could impact the way doctors and insurance companies treat the one-third of Americans who are obese.

NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses the pros and cons of the decision, and talks about what it could mean for people who struggle with their weight.

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