Obesity

A chronic medical condition of having excess body fat, classified as a BMI > 29.9 kg/m2.

Obesity is a condition of extreme excess body weight that negatively affects your health.

Obesity is determined using body mass index, waist circumference, and other body composition measures. Obesity increases the risk of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and some cancers.

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1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children in Canada have clinical obesity.