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Doctor: About 75% of Clinton County, NY is Obese

Three out of every four people in Clinton County New York are obese. So a decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo has some worried.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Three out of every four people in Clinton County New York are obese. So a decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo has some worried.

In his budget address, Gov. Cuomo announced he's trimming the fat and consolidating funds for all preventative health measures.

Before, things like obesity prevention programs, had it's own funding.

The American Heart Association says the state's obesity and diabetes prevention funds last year sat at $6.8 million.

"We potentially won't have dedicated funds for the prevention of obesity," Dr. Anne Cahill, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at CVPH, said. "Preventative programs provide resources through the American Heart Association for education wellness instruction, how to live a healthier lifestyle."

The association worries that if consolidated, obesity prevention program will fall down the priority list.

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