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Hormones and Obesity

Obesity is a chronic medical condition characterized by too much body fat. Obesity is diagnosed by a number called the Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated from your current height and weight. In general, the higher the BMI, the more body fat a person has. Some bodybuilders and elite athletes have high BMIs, but they have more muscle mass than the average person and are not considered obese.

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The Hormone Foundation

Dr. Lysette Iglesias M.D.

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