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Obesity now classified as a disease

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The American Medical Association has decided to classify obesity as a disease.

The move affects 78 million American adults and 12 million children.

A board member says the decision will help change the way doctors tackle weight issues and encourage them to discuss more options with patients.

However, some members are concerned that the decision may cause people to focus on drugs and surgery, rather than turning to a healthier lifestyle.

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