What is Obesity?

Obesity is disease in which a person has an excess amount of body fat. Research has shown that extra fat in the body produces several chemicals that can cause serious diseases. This can include diabetes and high blood pressure.

How Common is Obesity?

Obesity is one of the most common chronic (long-term) diseases that affects all ages. One out of every 3 children ages 10-17 years has overweight or obesity.

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