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exploring the causes of obesity

Many people out there believe obesity is simply brought about by an inability to control one’s hunger. Thus, overeating occurs, and naturally, the body begins to accumulate unhealthy levels of body fat.   While there’s certainly some truth to this belief, the true causes of obesity are far more complicated.

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define obesity as a disease

We know that obesity is very complex, with a wide variety of causes, factors, and health effects. To help bring more clarity to obesity, in a society that shows significant misunderstanding towards obesity, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates has declared that obesity is a disease.  

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definition of morbid obesity

Do you find yourself asking the question ‘what is morbid obesity’? What are the long-term health impacts of a very high body mass index?   Morbid obesity is a serious medical condition that can lead to health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis.

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stress induced weight gain

Living under stress is both unpleasant and unfortunately common. From troubles at home to busy days at the office, stress is a contributing factor to the day to day lives of millions of Americans. Stress and weight gain often go hand-in-hand.   For those who make little progress in weight loss despite a great diet…

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obesity can lead to rheumatoid arthritis

Obesity has many consequences to your health, including an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Most individuals are aware of these common factors, but there are other challenges that some patients may not realize. The relationship between obesity and knee pain is one such challenge.   If you have felt pain while walking or…

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does obesity cause sleep apnea?

If you are overweight or obese and you experience difficulty breathing while you sleep, you may be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Research has found that obesity and sleep apnea have a strong connection.   Symptoms of sleep apnea can range from headaches, drowsiness, and confusion, to chronic fatigue, cognitive impairment, anxiety,…

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