Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of the person’s height in meters, exceeds 30 kg/m2  (adapted from wikipedia)

Roughly one-third of U.S. adults are obese, with some researchers suggesting that percentage might climb to 44 percent by 2030. (from UCSD health sciences -link)

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