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Obesity Medicine Certification Makes Inroads Nationally

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), headquartered in Denver, reports that a record number of physicians have registered to take the 2019 American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Exam.  The number has nearly topped 900 physicians from twelve fields of medicine and represents candidates from 45 states and Canada.

The ABOM was established in 2011 to address the ever increasing obesity problem in the country and is tasked with certifying enough obesity physicians so that anyone suffering from the disease can have access to quality care.

The American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease in 2013.  It affects nearly 35 percent of the U.S. adult population.  Colorado has consistently been ranked as one of the least obese states in the union by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) but  20/25 percent of the adult population in Colorado would still be defined as obese.




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