Taking a bite out of obesity
PRINCETON — Whether or not everyone agrees with the American Medical Association’s recent recognition of obesity as not just a problem but rather as an actual disease, there is no doubt obesity can cause a lot of problems, according to local health leaders.
On Tuesday, Bureau/Putnam County Health Department Administrator Diana Rawlings and health educator Joy Jaraczewski talked about obesity in Bureau and Putnam counties.
Disease is a strong term for obesity, but obesity is a strong malady, Rawlings said.
Whether obesity is defined as a disease or not, the fact remains there are some serious concerns which go with being overweight or obese, she said.
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