Introduction: Obesity


Obesity: Obesity refers to being more than 20% over your desirable weight. Unfortunately, it is all too common in the developed world where our modern lifestyle tends to make us eat more and move less.

Obesity: To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define "overweight" as an excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water. "Obesity" specifically refers to an excess amount of body fat. Some people, such as bodybuilders or other athletes with a lot of muscle, can be overweight without being obese. 1

Misdiagnosis and Obesity: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Obesity, failure to diagnose Obesity, underlying causes of Obesity (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Obesity: Various information is available about treatments available for Obesity, prevention of Obesity, current research about Obesity treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Obesity: Research more detailed information about the causes of Obesity, other possibly hidden causes of Obesity, or other general information about Obesity.

Statistics and Obesity: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Obesity, prevalence and incidence statistics for Obesity, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Obesity:

1. excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK

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