Updated: 07/10/2014 6:30 PM
Created: 07/10/2014 6:24 PM WNYT.com
By: Elaine Houston
Dr. Jeanette Thornton, a local psychiatrist is passionate about helping people stomp out obesity. She's encouraging them to change their diets but she's also asking them to try dancing.
She's held a 24 week dancing program and at 226 pounds she was one of the first people dancing.
She has now lost 80 pounds through her program Globesity. She says many people are obese because much of the foods they eat are addictive.
She is targeting African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans. She says those groups have the highest rates of obesity.