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By Jennifer Kraschnewski
Pennsylvania State University 

Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight

 

December 27, 2017



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(THE CONVERSATION) Obesity was designated a disease in 2013 by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association. Obesity, defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher, had long been identified as a health condition, but its designation as a disease underscored its role as a risk factor for leading causes of death, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and many cancers.

Given that nearly 40 percent of Americans are obese, you might think that primary care...



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