Obesity has become commonplace in our culture, yet it destroys the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Are You Obese?
Obesity is defined as:
The Reasons for Obesity
While the cause of obesity is simple – more calories consumed than burnt – the root of the disease is much more complex. Obesity can be caused by:
Effects of Being Obese
Obesity is responsible for as many as 300,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obese individuals are at increased risk for a number of complications, including:
Obese individuals often feel a profound sense of shame, loss and isolation. If you’re struggling with overweight or obesity, know that you are not alone and your quality of life can be dramatically improved. By learning new skills, adopting new lifestyle habits and engaging in therapy to address any underlying emotional issues, obesity treatment can save lives.
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