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Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is more than just about a person's appearance. It also increases the risk of diseases and health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.


For General Audiences

Overweight and Obesity A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module defines overweight and obesity and their signs, causes, genetic factors, behavioral factors, risk factors, health consequences and treatment. The module also features an interactive body mass index (BMI) calculator.