Monday, August 31, 2015


At a Glance

Obesity is a condition in which a person's body mass index is equal to or above 25.  Obesity is usually caused by inactivity and poor nutrition over an extended period of time, but can be due to other medical conditions. 

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is determined by looking at body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat. Having a BMI of 30 or greater is classified as obese. Being obese brings other…

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The causes of obesity range from biological and medical, to cultural and emotional. Genetic factors, as well as certain medications and conditions can lead to weight…

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It always scares me when I read about the health risks of abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity. Although I am no longer obese -- having lost weight from gastric bypass surgery and healthful lifestyle changes – new studies are showing…