Seventh Circuit Rules That Obesity Is Not an ADA Disability
Obesity has been deemed a "grave public health threat." Some have warned that the obesity epidemic is even "more serious than the opioid epidemic," in particular, because obesity is linked to chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Indeed, according to a recent study, obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among Americans ages 40-85.
Jonathan R. Mook leads the employment law practice group at DiMuroGinsberg, PC in Alexandria, Virginia.
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