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According to data from a 2010 national study, upwards of 80% of the American overweight by 30 pounds or more. Obesity is defined as carrying 30 pounds over your ideal body weight; if you’re more than 30 pounds overweight, you are morbidly considered obese. Being obese can be difficult for people to accept, but the physical damage caused by carrying those extra pounds is undeniable.

What Causes Obesity?

The most common cause of obesity is over eating. Simply by consuming more calories than your body can use in any given day, you’ll gain weight.

Several factors contribute to America’s obesity problem for adults and children such as, low physical activity, unhealthy eating and food choices, and a sedentary lifestyle. Contrary to common beliefs, hormones rarely cause people to become overweight.

How Does Obesity Impact Your Body

Obesity is a serious chronic problem for your body and vital organs, like your …

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