Obesity - Optimal Hormone Health Clinic

Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. The most common way to determine if someone is obese is by calculating their body mass index (BMI). A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Obesity is usually caused by a combination of factors:

There are many health risks associated with obesity, including: This increased disease risk results from excess fat stored in the body. Fat cells release hormones and other substances that impair the body's normal functioning and trigger inflammation. Treating obesity focuses on lifestyle changes: Losing just 5-10% of current weight can dramatically lower disease risk. Prevention is key - maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood helps avoid obesity. Small sustainable changes in diet and activity add up over time!

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