MEDFORD, Ore. -- Obesity has been known to be a big issue in the United States for many years.
Some of the causes of obesity are unhealthy eating habits, sleeping too little, or even some hormonal conditions
Doctors use a special measure called the body mass index, or BMI, to decide who is underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese.
It tells you whether your weight is appropriate for your height.
You are considered obese if your BMI is 30 or over.
Some of the health risks of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and asthma.
There are medical treatments to help you lose weight, but the best way to combat obesity is to become more active and improve your diet.
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