Is obesity a chronic disease?

Obesity is considered a chronic disease by the medical community. It is defined as an excessive or abnormal accumulation of body fat that impairs health. Obesity is usually measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese, while a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight.
Obesity is a complex condition with multiple causes, including genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. It is often caused by a combination of factors such as poor diet, lack of physical activity, and genetics. Obesity can increase the risk of various other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
It is a chronic condition that requires long-term management and lifestyle changes. Treatments for obesity can include changes in diet and exercise, weight-loss medications, and in some cases, weight-loss surgery.

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