One-third of all American adults have one particular disease. That’s more than 35 percent of the entire U.S. adult population. What makes this number so shocking is that we’re not talking about heart disease, cancer or diabetes. We’re talking about obesity and the question – is it really a disease?
Obesity is dangerous because it’s directly related to many conditions that make up the leading causes of preventable death. These include health problems like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even some types of cancer. It’s also linked to other dangerous conditions like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), hypertension, hyperlipidemia and more, which can cause bigger health problems over time.
Just this summer, the American Medical Association voted to officially classify obesity as a disease. This decision not only impacts health care providers, physicians, staff and patients – it impacts the entire field of preventive medicine. The experts at Life Line Screening agree classifying obesity as a disease is actually a good thing. Here’s why:
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