Symptoms of Obesity

Obesity is determined by percentage of body fat and weight, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Having a large percentage of body fat, regardless of how much you weigh, is unhealthy. Learn more about the symptoms of obesity ›

Where's Your Body Fat?

More than 123 million Americans are overweight or obese, putting them at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Women with more than 30 percent body fat and men with more than 25 percent body fat are obese. To measure body fat, health professionals use a variety of methods.

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Gain Knowledge on Obesity

Obesity is dangerous for your health, but doctors have new findings you may not know.

Find Your Ideal Weight

Find out the role age, gender and weight play into deciding your ideal weight.

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