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The AMA Declares Obesity a Disease


The American Medical Association decided recently to classify obesity as a disease. Their decision has drawn controversy: Supporters say the label could spur health insurers and the government to fund anti-obesity services. But opponents say obesity is a risk factor, and calling it a "disease" further stigmatizes overweight people.


To learn more about it, we invited Dr. Justin Puckett from the Center for Medical Weight Loss at Complete Family Medicine, to discuss it on Good Morning Heartland. WATCH VIDEO to learn more.


Dr. Justin Puckett


Complete Family Medicine


1611 S. Baltimore


Kirksville, Mo. 63501


660-665-7575

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