Overweight and Obesity

  • Overview of Obesity

    Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome significantly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and/or stroke.

  • Metabolic Syndrome: Lowering Your Heart Disease Risk

    Control your blood pressure, keep your cholesterol in check, and take your medicine as prescribed.

  • Understanding Compulsive Overeating

    The disorder may develop when others make repeated negative comments about a person's weight.