Obesity

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Quiz: Do You Understand Obesity?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Diabetes is associated with obesity.

Explanation:
Many medical problems such as diabetes, stroke and heart attacks are associated with being overweight or obese.
2

A BMI over 25 is considered obese.

Explanation:
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. BMI is a statistical measurement of your height and weight. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
3

Going on a crash diet can lower the metabolism.

Explanation:
Muscle mass effects the metabolic rate. Crash diets can cause muscle loss which can slow the metabolism.
4

There are medication options for people with obesity.

Explanation:
Yes, commonly prescribed weight loss medications include orlistat, phentermine, buproprion and naltrexone. These medications may be prescribed when other lifestyle changes have not proven effective.
5

Sleep habits are not associated with obesity.

Explanation:
Sleep habits are associated with obesity. Other common reasons include consuming too many calories, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and certain medications.