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Do lots of people get obesity, or is it unusual?

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In brief: Obesity is common

First of all obesity isn't contagious.
Obesity is a true medical condition resulting from behavioral, environmental and genetic factors.More than 1/3 of americans are obese.When you include those that are overweight along with individuals that are obese and morbidly obese, this represents about 65% of americans.This is a true epidemic that has actually doubled over the past 20 years.

In brief: Obesity is common

First of all obesity isn't contagious.
Obesity is a true medical condition resulting from behavioral, environmental and genetic factors.More than 1/3 of americans are obese.When you include those that are overweight along with individuals that are obese and morbidly obese, this represents about 65% of americans.This is a true epidemic that has actually doubled over the past 20 years.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not unusual

It's actually unusual to see normal weight people.
In fact, recent cdc statistics showed that 66% of the us population is currently overweight or obese using bmi criteria.

In brief: Not unusual

It's actually unusual to see normal weight people.
In fact, recent cdc statistics showed that 66% of the us population is currently overweight or obese using bmi criteria.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: Very common (30%)

Obesity (bmi over 30) is very common, almost 30%.
Morbid obesity (bmi over 35) is still common 10% of us.

In brief: Very common (30%)

Obesity (bmi over 30) is very common, almost 30%.
Morbid obesity (bmi over 35) is still common 10% of us.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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