Obesity

Being overweight can increase your risks for serious medical issues. Explore how diet, exercise, and medical help can help you lose weight in the healthiest, and most realistic, ways possible.
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How Obesity is Diagnosed
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The Many Different Types of Obesity
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Adipose Tissue Around Your Organs
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What Is Morbid Obesity and Why Does it Matter?
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Appetite-Regulating Hormones: Leptin
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The Difference Between Being Overweight and Obese
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Appetite-Regulating Hormones: Ghrelin
The Migraine and Obesity Connection
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Health Disparities: What They Are and Why They Matter
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Americans Struggle With Weight Loss for Heart Health
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5 Signs You May Be at Risk for Obesity
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Are Your Medications Making You Gain Weight?
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Abdominal Obesity and Health Risk
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The Cortisol Weight-Loss Controversy
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Why the Sitting Disease Is Bad for Your Health
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The Problem With Artificial Sweeteners
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The 5 Most Obese Cities in the United States
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Obesity Prevention: Diet, Exercise, Stress, Sleep
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9 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays if You Have Obesity
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Principles of Healthy Eating
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Are Taxes the Solution to the Obesity Crisis?
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Urban Design as a Solution for the Obesity Epidemic
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How to Fix a Sedentary Lifestyle
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Preventing Obesity: Get a Good Night's Sleep
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Exercise Is the Magic Pill for a Healthy Life
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6 Reasons to Take the Stairs
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Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Following Up After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery: Recovery
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Long-Term Care After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery: Long-Term Care
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Lap-Band Surgery: Long-Term Care
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Lap-Band Surgery: Recovery
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Gastric Bypass Surgery: Purpose of Gastric Bypass
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Lap-Band Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
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Lap-Band Surgery: How to Prepare
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Lap Band Surgery: Purpose of Lap Band Surgery