Category: Obesity

What is Body Mass Index?

The body mass index is used to decide if a person is overweight or obese. It is based on height and weight. Overweight=BMI between 25-29 Obese=BMI 30 or higher Obesity causes the heart to work harder and can lead to a heart...

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What Causes Obesity?

High fat/high calorie diets and inactive lifestyles cause obesity If you eat more than your body needs you will gain weight The extra weight is stored as body fat The more body fat you have, the more health risks you have...

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Obesity and Heart Disease

Obesity is a major health concern that can increase the risk of many diseases. It can also reduce the quality of life and cause pre-mature death. 74.1 million Americans are obese based on a measure called the body mass index...

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Overweight or Obese

Roughly 70 percent of adults and 33 percent of children & teens are now overweight or obese. Roughly 46% of adults now have prediabetes or diabetes (mostly type 2). Of those with diabetes, 26% are overweight and 61% are...

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Obesity: Public Enemy No. 1

The obesity epidemic has grown to staggering proportions. Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1989, and in the United States, over two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese has...

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What Causes Obesity?

High fat/ high calorie diets and inactive lifestyles cause obesity If you eat more than your body needs you will gain weight. The extra weight is stored as body fat The more body fat you have, the more health risks you have...

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What Is The Body Mass Index?

The body mass index is used to decide if a person is overweight or obese. It is based on height and weight. Overweight=BMI between 25-29 Obese=BMI of 30 or higher Source: UH Elyria Medical Center Summer 2015 PLEASE DON’T...

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