A medical condition characterized by excess body fat, which can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Obesity is often measured using the body mass index (BMI), which compares a person’s weight to their height. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese, while a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered overweight. Obesity is typically treated with a combination of lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and medical intervention, such as medications or surgery.
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