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Morbid Obesity

Obesity is an ever-growing health problem. As the number of overweight and obese Americans rises so does the number who are severely or morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is a serious health condition that results from an abnormally high body mass index.
A person with morbid obesity may have difficulty performing daily functions, such as walking and breathing, and is at increased risk for many serious health problems.
Fast facts on morbid obesity:
• The condition is characterized by having an extreme amount of excess body fat.
• A doctor diagnoses it with a physical exam plus some basic questions.
• For most people, morbid obesity is preventable and can be reversed.


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