What is obesity?

Obesity is a condition in which a person has an excessive amount of body fat.

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of various health problems, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and reduced life expectancy.

Effective treatment of obesity typically involves a combination of diet, physical activity, and behavior changes, and may also include medication or surgery in severe cases.

Maintaining a healthy body weight through a combination of diet and exercise is an important component of overall health and wellness.