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  Obesity
What does obese mean?
Why is it a problem?
How do you become obese?
How does it affect your health?
What's being done about the problem?

 
Person weighing in on the scales What does obese mean?
The word obesity means being so overweight that it's bad for your health.

Doctors work out if a person is obese by looking at how tall they are and how much they weigh.


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