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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How obesity became a disease

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Even though the American Medical Association has recently declared obesity as an illness, others are disagreeing with this, saying that obesity is a voluntary lifestyle choice.

Many diseases start out as lifestyle choices, including alcoholism, drug addiction and gambling addiction, then after a prolonged time turn into a disease. So the same can easily be said of obesity.

KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN

Huntington Beach, Calif.

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