Overweight and Obesity

Understanding Obesity

Having a body mass index (BMI) that is considered obese is often associated with having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat may have harmful effects on your health, so BMI is used as a screening tool.

Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Learn how the appropriate approach to weight loss and lifestyle changes can give you long-term success.

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