Facts on Obesity Medication
What Are the Health Risks of Obesity?
Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Body mass index is easily calculated from your weight and height (see body mass index calculator). What does BMI mean?
The health problems associated with obesity may contribute to poor quality of life, disability, and even premature death. Your body mass index is a good predictor of whether you will develop obesity-related health problems, such as the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2017
Gayle M. Galletta, MD, FACEP
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