Each year there are more than 11,000 hospital admissions because of obesity.
Obesity causes and treatment
Obesity is usually caused by a person eating more calories than they burn through exercise and happens over a long period of time.
The treatment goal for obesity is to lose weight and try to reach a healthy weight. This may be done with diet, medication or in severe case, weight loss surgery. Some health conditions can make a person gain weight, including polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, in women.
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