Health Topics

Obesity

Overweight and obesity are both terms for ranges of weight that are greater than what is commonly considered healthy for a given height. Obesity is linked to a greater chance of developing a variety of health problems. A child or teen who is obese is more likely to become an obese adult. 
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Causes of Obesity

Diagnosis of Obesity

BMI Percentile Number

Risks of Obesity

Treatment of Obesity


Last Updated: 09/2011