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Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Obesity Basics: What Is It? How Is It Treated?
There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured?
Obesity
People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.
Understanding Obesity
Determining Your Body Mass Index
Your BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.
What's Your Healthy Weight?
In today's society, there's much confusion over what constitutes a healthy weight. Here are some ways to find out where you stand on the weight issue.
Diet Traps That Keep You From Losing
With all the diets out there to choose from these days, it's hard to know which ones are legitimate and which are diet fads.
Metabolism's Weighty Role
To stay at the same weight you were when you were younger, you just need to keep doing what you've always done—and maybe a bit more.
Obesity Treatment Overview
Whatever treatment plan a person follows, losing weight slowly will be more effective and healthy over the long term.