Obesity is a chronic condition characterized by excessive bodily fat caused by a combination of genetic, behavioral, metabolic, hormonal, social, cultural, and psychological factors. A person is considered obese when their body mass index is above 30.
The impact of obesity in the UK: financial, related health problems, personal.
At risk for chronic conditions and the groups most likely to be effected.
Infographic illustrates the $450 billion annual cost connected with being overweight in the U.S., from increased medical costs to jet fuel, diet products and clothing.
Tutorial on specific health risks associated with obesity and what can be done about it.
Treat your obesity disease with free weight loss tips, diets and nutrition advice. Ask Dr. Goldberg and health forum.
First in a series in which the PBS NewsHour and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, will explore how health care and health policy in OECD's 34 member countries compare with the United States.
Startling statistics showing that American adults are expanding by the year, along with their children and health care costs.
Connection of obesity to back pain and osteoporosis.
Quiz about obesity from the University of Virginia Health System.
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