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.
Mercer University School of Medicine - The Obesity Problem
Tutorial on specific health risks associated with obesity and what can be done about it.
Treat your obesity disease with free weight loss tips, diets and nutrition advice. Ask Dr. Goldberg and health forum.
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.
BBC Science - What are the health risks of obesity?
The impact of obesity in the UK: financial, related health problems, personal. (April 19, 2013)
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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