Weight Loss and obesity
If someone is obese, it means they are seriously over weight as a result
of having too much body fat. They
need to lose weight quickly.
Some people, such as bodybuilders
or other athletes with a lot of muscle, can be very over weight without
being obese, because they don't have excess body fat.
Obesity continues to
But regardless of the definitions used for overweight and obesity, studies
have shown that the number of over weight individuals in the United
States continues to rise for all age groups.
Obesity and disease
Obesity has been linked to several serious medical conditions, including
diabetes, heart disease, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure,
and stroke. It is also associated with higher rates of certain types
Obesity and women
Obese women are more likely than non-obese women to die from cancer
of the gallbladder, breast, uterus, cervix and ovaries.