More than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity.
Understanding Obesity

Obesity is a serious and rising health epidemic in our country. You are not alone in this fight. It is estimated that nearly 93 million Americans are affected by obesity and that number is predicted to climb to 120 million within the next five years.

There are various classifications of obesity. You may have heard various terms such as “severe obesity” or also “childhood obesity,” readily used by physicians and the public. This section will help you gain a better understanding of obesity, severe obesity, how to measure your weight and much more.

This section will also highlight some of the most prevalent obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease and further explain how obesity impacts them. For an even more in-depth look at specific obesity-related diseases, please visit the “Obesity-related Diseases” resource article section here.



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