Help with Obesity

Help with Obesity

Obesity is a condition marked by excess accumulation of body fat. Genetic factors play a key role in obesity, but so do behavioral factors—especially eating too much and exercising too little.

Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and other problems. In fact, some researchers believe that obesity is second only to smoking as a preventable cause of death.

Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology (http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4600100.aspx)

Stress, sadness, anxiety and other emotions can lead people to eat too much. Learn how to address these psychological issues in a healthier way.

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