Health Center - Obesity

About one-third of American women 20 years of age and older are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is caused by multiple factors, both environmental and inherited. Learn more about this complex disorder, including risk factors and key strategies for weight loss.
Obesity Guide

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I had bariatric surgery four months ago. I eat lots of protein, but my hair is falling out, and I don't have room for vegetables and fruit. However, I do take a liquid vitamin and calcium. What type of foods should I be eating?

As a parent who has always struggled with weight issues, what, if anything, can I do to help my children avoid a constant battle with their weight?