Being obese means that you have too much body fat. Obesity increases your risk of developing a number of conditions including diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. The good news is that as you decrease your body fat, your risk of disease also goes down.

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Risk Factors

Treatment Options

Treatment Options for Obesity  

Content Updated: September 13, 2013

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