Endocrine group in Florida moves to label obesity as disease

08/5/2011 | Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The

The Northeast Florida Endocrine and Diabetes Associates wants to label obesity as a disease, rather than as an epidemic, following a declaration from The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Recognizing obesity as a disease hinges on previous beliefs that it may stem from hormonal and genetic defects in addition to a sedentary lifestyle, experts said.

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