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Obesity

Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height.

Obesity happens over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person. Factors that might affect your weight include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active.

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  1. Obesity (National Library of Medicine)  
    Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too ... what's considered healthy for his or her height. Obesity happens over time when you eat more calories ...
  2. Obesity in Children (National Library of Medicine)  
    Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too ... always easy to know when a child has obesity or is overweight. Ask your health care provider ...
  3. Weight Loss Surgery (National Library of Medicine)  
    Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused ...
  4. Obesity Screening What is obesity screening? Obesity screenings check for obesity and overweight in adults and children, starting as early as age 2. In general, ...
  5. Having obesity puts a strain on your heart and can lead to serious health problems . These include: Arthritis in ... 9 Obese Over 40 Extreme or high risk obesity There are three classes of obesity: Class 1: ...
  6. Obesity means weighing more than what is healthy for a given height. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease. It can lead ... calories than your body uses can lead to obesity. This is because the body stores unused calories ...
  7. Jensen MD. Obesity. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine . 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 207. LeBlanc ...
  8. ... fat cells and may become overweight or develop obesity. No single factor or behavior causes obesity . Obesity is caused by many things, including a ...
  9. Obesity means weighing more than what is healthy for a given height. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease. It can lead ... problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obesity is becoming much more common in childhood . Most ...
  10. Obesity means weighing more than what is healthy for a given height. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease. It can lead ... diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. People with obesity have a higher chance of developing these health ...
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