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Obesity is a chronic condition characterized by excessive bodily fat caused by a combination of genetic, behavioral, metabolic, hormonal, social, cultural, and psychological factors. A person is considered obese when their body mass index is above 30.
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At risk for chronic conditions and the groups most likely to be effected.
Connection of obesity to back pain and osteoporosis.
Quiz about obesity from the University of Virginia Health System.
A post by Sharon Baronoski regarding types of wounds and skin problems obese people may have.
First in a series in which the PBS NewsHour and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, will explore how health care and health policy in OECD's 34 member countries compare with the United States. (April 11, 2013)
Infographic illustrates the $450 billion annual cost connected with being overweight in the U.S., from increased medical costs to jet fuel, diet products and clothing. (August 16, 2012)
Startling statistics showing that American adults are expanding by the year, along with their children and health care costs. (May 08, 2012)
At risk for chronic conditions and the groups most likely to be effected.
A post by Sharon Baronoski regarding types of wounds and skin problems obese people may have.
Connection of obesity to back pain and osteoporosis.
Quiz about obesity from the University of Virginia Health System.
First in a series in which the PBS NewsHour and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, will explore how health care and health policy in OECD's 34 member countries compare with the United States. (April 11, 2013)
Infographic illustrates the $450 billion annual cost connected with being overweight in the U.S., from increased medical costs to jet fuel, diet products and clothing. (August 16, 2012)
Startling statistics showing that American adults are expanding by the year, along with their children and health care costs. (May 08, 2012)

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