Obesity is a complex disorder. It is caused by multiple factors, both environmental and inherited, including excessive calorie and food intake, decreased physical activity and genetic influences. READ MORE

Sugar Detox? Cutting Carbs? A Doctor Explains Why You Should Keep Fruit on the Menu

Ripe berries and sugar crystals are both sweet, but one offers much more than just calories

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Want Fries — or Feelings — With That?

The road from obesity to a healthy weight isn’t all about the diet. Gabrielle Blawas found she was eating her feelings in her secretive fast-food binges.

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Does Your Health Insurance Cover Treatment for Obesity?

Obesity is a disease but not all treatments are covered

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Sugar High

An addiction to sugar can lead to serious health problems. Here’s how to break the cycle.

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I Fought Generational Obesity by Creating My Own Road Map to a Healthier, Happier Life

After being bullied by doctors my entire life, I finally got the courage to advocate for my health

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Obesity and Other Health Conditions

Having obesity can put you at risk for developing other serious health conditions

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I Struggled With Obesity. Then I Lost the Weight … and Nearly Died From Anorexia and Bulimia.

These eating disorders may look like opposites from the outside, but they are two sides of the same coin

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Celebrating Every Body Requires Access to the Best Weight-Management Care

Women need better access to FDA-approved obesity medications

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Obesity Is a Disease That Can Be Managed in Many Ways

Find out more about obesity and how it can be treated

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BMI Calculator

Knowing your BMI can help you understand their overall health. Use the BMI calculator below to determine your body mass index by inputting your height and weight.

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Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your HCP About Cardiovascular Disease

Know the symptoms and risk factors so you can protect your health

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