Obesity

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Obesity is a disease of energy imbalance. It usually results in having too much body fat that is considered healthy.  Pre-obesity is sometimes called overweight. 

An elevated BMI is an indicator of possibly having too much body fat but a comprehensive history and medical exam is important to distinguish other conditions. 

Obesity happens over time when you eat more calories than you use.  Why you may consume more than needed is complex, but you are not alone. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person. Factors that might affect your weight mostly include your genetic makeup making you more (or less) likely to feel hungry (or full), dietary patterns, sleep, stress, and activity levels.

Obesity increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers and more. If you have obesity, losing even 5 to 10% of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. 

We're not here to judge, but to help you achieve your best!

Adapted from: 

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases