- Q How common is obesity in the United States?
Anthony Cirillo, GerontologyAccording to the World Health Organization, America is the most obese nation on the planet. We have 136 million obese people give or take a few, a 110 percent increase from 1990. Evidently we are five billion pounds overweight as a nation. Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect obesity?
Obesity can sometimes be caused by other illnesses and syndromes that affect eating habits and your metabolism. These conditions include Prader-Willi syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid malfunction, and arthritis. Medications... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my obesity on a daily basis?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIf you're obese, you should be in the care of a doctor, who can help you to design a plan for managing your condition on a daily basis. Your daily plan should include a calorie-controlled diet made up of healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables,... Full Answer