More than one-third of U.S. adults and 17% of U.S. children are obese, a condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer, such as endometrial and colon cancers.
Obesity is defined in adults as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. In children, obesity is measured according to gender and age. But children who have excess body fat are also vulnerable to heart disease and other medical conditions.
Talk to your doctor about a weight loss plan, and start moving more!