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Obesity is Declared a Disease by the American Medical Association yet Americans are Living Longer
Date:7/30/2013

(PRWEB) July 30, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2010 that indicated adults over the age of 60 were more likely to be obese than their younger counterparts. Although obesity appears to be on the rise in the United States, Americans are living longer than ever. Even seniors with obesity appear to be enjoying unprecedented longevity despite being obese.

This is surprising to many people because it is widely understood that obesity is a major contributor to ill health. It is linked to a variety of serious conditions including stroke, diabetes, coronary disease, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and various forms of cancer. Besides contributing to other diseases, obesity is gaining recognition as a disease in its own right, and the American Medical Association (AMA) declared in June, 2013 that obesity is a disease.

A person having a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or higher is considered obese. There are different levels of obesity ranging from Level 1, indicated by a BMI between 30 and 34.9, to Level 3, with a BMI of 40 or higher.

Although body mass index alone does not always provide an accurate picture of health, for the most part it is a good indicator of how healthy an individual is likely to be. Costs associated with obesity are significant, with annual estimates often in the $150 billion to $200 billion range for t
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