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U. S. Goverment Now Calls Obesity A Disease

Photo from the new HBO's Special The Weight of the Nation, link below     
The U. S. government recently designated obesity as a disease. Learn more with the links the related links below
History of the U. S. Obesity Problem: [Watch 25 min 24 sec] http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/05/201251072829602369.html

The Obesity and Life Expectancy Question: [Watch or Listen 15 min 8 sec] http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june12/obesity_05-08.html

New HBO Documentary on Obesity in North America: [Listen 31 min 6 sec] http://www.npr.org/2012/05/14/152667325/pounding-away-at-americas-obesity-epidemic

Obesity and Blacks and Latinos: [Listen 12 min 36 sec] http://www.npr.org/2012/05/14/152673036/is-there-a-better-way-to-talk-about-obesity

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