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Obesity and Health Consequences
While obesity is a disease in its own right, it poses a risk for the development of some other major health problems. Several obesity-related complications are explained.
7 Primary Causes of Obesity
Some reasons why obesity become a weighty issue
Americans are gaining weight, and obesity has become a national health threat. We can’t place the problem purely on self-control. Why has obesity become such a weighty issue?
Children with Obesity Tend to Become Adults who are Obese
Encouraging kids to play rather than sit in front of a screen, and offering fruits and vegetables rather than processed snacked filled with sugar and white flour are two important ways to reverse this trend.
Body mass index (BMI) is not necessarily an accurate measurement for overweight or obesity, since it does not distinguish lean mass from fat mass. An athlete, for example, may have a high BMI but is does not have obesity because his/her body weight is muscle.
Obesity in America: A Growing Concern
Obesity defined as a chronic disease by leading medical associations
Obesity has become a serious health problem in the United States: nearly 35% of Americans have obesity. Obesity is not just a problem of “girth control”; it is now considered a chronic disease by leading medical associations.
Adult Obesity Treated Using New FDA-approved Device
VBLOC vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro System (EnteroMedics Inc., Minneapolis, MN) is now approved to treat adults with obesity. Learn about the device, how it works, side effects, and study results.
Care After Bariatric Surgery
Committing to Healthy Choices
Bariatric surgery is a tool to aid in weight loss, but is not a cure. To successfully lose weight and maintain this weight loss, people who have bariatric surgery must commit to healthy eating and regular physical activity for the rest of their lives. Learn more here.
Bariatric Surgery
Potential Benefits, Risks and Types of Bariatric Surgery
Many people with obesity can’t simply lose weight with healthy eating and physical activity, despite how hard they may try. Bariatric (obesity) surgery is performed to treat people who have morbid obesity.
Michelle Obama Takes on Obesity in America's Kids
Let's Move Campaign Aims to End Multi-faceted Epidemic
Childhood obesity is rising, and it's a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. First Lady Michelle Obama is actively addressing the childhood obesity problem with a national awareness program called Let's Move. Learn all about it in this article.
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