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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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