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Understanding Obesity

Obesity is often considered a chronic and recurring disease. By understanding how obesity affects the body, you can better understand how to overcome it.

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Causes of Obesity

Multiple behavioral, environmental, genetic and metabolic factors can contribute to the likelihood of becoming overweight.

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Consequences of Obesity

Severe obesity causes damage to nearly every body system. Here you’ll find some of the serious medical conditions (called comorbidities) commonly associated with this problem.