Overview of Obesity

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared that the number of people overweight and obese have reached epidemic proportions in this country. One in three U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Public health officials say physical inactivity and poor diet are catching up to tobacco as a significant threat to health.

Overweight and obesity are not the same; rather, they are different points on a continuum of weight ranging from being underweight to being morbidly obese. The percentage of people who fit into these two categories, overweight and obese, is determined by Psychosocial effects

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