What is Obesity?
Currently, over half of Americans are considered overweight, with 1/3 of them considered obese. But what does that mean, and how can it affect our health?
Obesity is a condition that occurs when an individual carries persistent, excess body fat that typically contributes to secondary health complications. It is often broken into categories, or levels of severity, based on a person’s BMI (body mass index). Generally speaking, the higher a person’s BMI, the more advanced their level of obesity.
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