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.
Live Healthy, Live Happy
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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