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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Lose Excess Weight and Improve Your Overall Health

A few extra pounds may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of your health, but you'd be surprised how much each extra pound can affect your body. These tips may help you lose that extra weight.

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Am I Overweight or Obese?

The CDC reports that 32 percent of American women 20 years of age and older are considered obese. Confused about the difference between being overweight and obese? You're not alone.

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10 Strategies for Weight-Loss Success

Are you trying to lose a few pounds? Successful weight loss includes more than just reducing calories. Get strategies that can help.

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ask the expert

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?