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Symptoms of Obesity

The main symptom of obesity is an increase in weight. It happens slowly over time. There may also be thickness around the belly and fat deposits on the body.

References

Heymsfield SB, Wadden TA. Mechanisms, pathophysiology, and management of Obesity. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(3):254-266.
Obesity. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional-disorders/obesity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome/obesity. Accessed May 6, 2022
Obesity in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/obesity-in-adults. Accessed May 6, 2022.
Obesity in children and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed website. https://www.dynamed.com/condition/obesity-in-children-and-adolescents. Accessed May 6, 2022
Treatment. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe/treatment. Accessed May 6, 2022.

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