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What is Obesity?

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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 health risks, including heart disease, diabetes and impaired functioning.

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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 that even people of normal weight who have a lot of fat around their midsections have increased…

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Erica Sanderson, Editor, posted Join HealthCentral’s #HealthTipsChat… EDITOR'S NOTE:  HealthCentral's Obesity #HealthTipsChat tweet chat…

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HealthGal, Health Guide, posted American Waistlines: A Growing Problem You’ve seen the news stories that have certain airlines demanding flyers buy…

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My Bariatric Life, Health Guide, posted 5 Most Interesting Obesity Headlines… Scientists say a gene mutation may cause early weight gain Obesity Mutation…

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