Obesity means having an unhealthy amount of body fat. This puts your health in danger.
Obesity puts you at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea, some types of cancer, and stroke.
Treatment involves a long-term plan for making lifestyle changes. Medicine or surgery is sometimes used.
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
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