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    Is obesity covered by the ADA? Could you explain a little.

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    The ADA defines "disability" as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Even if an obese person has difficulty performing the normal daily functions of living and working, he or she will not be considered disabled under the ADA unless the obesity "substantially limits" a major life activity.12 "Major life activities" can include everything from "caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and [even] working."13

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    The expert determines whether obesity is covered by the ADA.