Is obesity a disease?

  • Wolfgang K
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Abstract

The United States is the second most obese industrialized country in the world. A 2016 report stated that 36.5% of American adults were obese, compared to 14% in the mid-1970s. Obesity accounts for 10% of deaths and healthcare spending in the United States.

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  • *Nurse Practitioners
  • *Physician Assistants
  • Diagnosis-Related Groups/*classification
  • Humans
  • Obesity/*classification/*diagnosis

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