Obesity: Everything You Need to Know About the Condition

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Samantha Miller, MBChB

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Obesity is a condition characterized by excess body weight. One of the methods most commonly used to assess where one falls is the body mass index (BMI), which measures the ratio between your height and weight. Here, we're exploring the risk factors for becoming obese as well as delving into how obesity is measured and treated.