Adult BMI Calculator
Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.
Obesity
People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.
Understanding Obesity
In many ways, obesity is a puzzling disease. How the body regulates weight and body fat is not well understood.
Obesity & Other Health Problems
Obesity puts you at risk for other health conditions, from type 2 diabetes to sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Treating Obesity
Weight loss is the goal in obesity treatment. Your treatment depends on your age, health, medical history—and how much weight you need to lose.
Deciding on Surgery
Bariatric surgery should be used only in select cases. This is major surgery, sometimes requiring that your bowel be cut and rearranged.