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10 ways to reverse the obesity epidemic

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In June of this year, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially classified obesity as a disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 35 percent of adults in the United States are now obese, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. “Obesity is a disease that has a major impact in the quality of life,” says Dr. Eneida O. Roldan, a board-certified physician in obesity medicine and associate professor at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami. From new food marketing policies to exercise programs for school-age children, here’s a look at ways to turn the tide on the obesity epidemic.-- By Linda Melone for MSN Healthy Living   
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