The Facts About Obesity
Obesity is a serious condition that affects millions of people from all walks of life. Carrying around excess body fat can lower your self-confidence and wreak havoc on your body—from your brain to your feet and virtually everything in between—and make you more susceptible to a host of diseases. But don't despair! If you want to understand what causes obesity and learn how to prevent and treat it, you've come to the right place.
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Being obese doesn't mean you can't live a full, satisfying life. The key is to work with your doctor to get started on the path toward a healthier, slimmer you—and to teach both yourself and others how to love and support you every step of the way.
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What causes obesity?
The culprits are varied. Larger meal portions and higher consumption of cheap, tasty and readily available processed carbohydrates, fast foods . . .
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