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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Center on an Aging Society - Obesity Among Older Americans
At risk for chronic conditions and the groups most likely to be effected.
Spine Universe - Back Pain and Obesity
Connection of obesity to back pain and osteoporosis.
Testing Knowledge - How Much Do You Know About Obesity?
Quiz about obesity from the University of Virginia Health System.
PBS NewsHour - How U.S. Obesity Compares With Other Countries
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)
Forbes - What The Obesity Epidemic Costs Us
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)
PBS NewsHour - Obesity in America: By the Numbers
Startling statistics showing that American adults are expanding by the year, along with their children and health care costs. (May 08, 2012)
Spine Universe - Back Pain and Obesity
Connection of obesity to back pain and osteoporosis.
Center on an Aging Society - Obesity Among Older Americans
At risk for chronic conditions and the groups most likely to be effected.
Testing Knowledge - How Much Do You Know About Obesity?
Quiz about obesity from the University of Virginia Health System.
PBS NewsHour - How U.S. Obesity Compares With Other Countries
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)
Forbes - What The Obesity Epidemic Costs Us
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)
PBS NewsHour - Obesity in America: By the Numbers
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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