Your Health and Your Weight

What Is Obesity?

Being obese is not just about what you weigh, it's about having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health.

Your health and your weight are connected. If your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for diseases and certain conditions. Learn more about BMI, defining overweight and obese, and healthy weights for all ages.

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