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Here you go listen up now obesity.
Is a disease.
That's the word from the American Medical Association which voted to recognize it as a disease at its annual meeting in Chicago.
The AMA joins other organizations that already classified obesity as a disease including the Food and Drug Administration the internal revenue service of all things.
And the World Health Organization.
The American Medical Association noted that obesity rates the United States have doubled in the past twenty years for adults which they have and tripled.
For children and -- half according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta today nearly one in three American adults is obese.
And in what could be a sign of what's to -- one airline is adding XL class for extra large folks.
It's of all things some -- air.
The same carry that recently started charging passengers on a pay -- what you -- basis.
Doctor -- Ratcliffe is a member of the American Medical Association and a board certified anesthesiologist.
She's live with us here -- -- which is actually studio -- but that's another matter.
Once you declare something a disease you have.
Medical lies exactly as you put it which means -- -- treated with medications you're gonna have surgery that's what we dispositions we treat disease.
But that now that that brings and there are a lot of things around that that brings in insurance companies and all kinds of an avenues for people to make.
And so it will now the meditation center cheat -- EC will they sit there and have their stock splurge for insurance companies now have to cover disease there have been -- a slight gastric bypass.
What do we do with us now a cynic might say and I'm not saying this but I've seen it written today she can just sit around -- Wendy's triples all day.
And take the escalator and you know take cabin half a mile.
And and I got to pay for you right but if you just walk around a little bit and maybe have the grilled chicken.
You'd be better off he would need that medicine.
-- and that's what the concern is is that is obesity a lifestyle issue or -- actually disease smoking as we know is not a disease and of itself but it is a lifestyle choice that can lead to have -- emphysema.
From lung cancer so that's where the controversy it it kind of makes sense that if you smoke you know the risk you -- maybe you ought to pay more maybe ought to have covered less.
Is it with the same follow -- with.
With that people that's a possibility health insurance premiums -- -- there's an increase.
Four for airlines that -- flight you need to -- some people are paying more for a moron.
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