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Types of Obesity

Curable Types of Obesity:

  • Obesity related to mood disorders
  • Obesity related to medications
  • Obesity related to myxedema
  • Obesity related to PCOD
  • Obesity related to cushing's syndrome

Rare Types of Obesity:

  • Obesity related to polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Obesity related to cushing's syndrome
  • Obesity related to syndrome X
  • Obesity related to myxedema

Types discussion:

Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Health care providers are concerned not only with how much fat a person has, but also where the fat is located on the body. Women typically collect fat in their hips and buttocks, giving them a "pear" shape. Men usually build up fat around their bellies, giving them more of an "apple" shape. Of course some men are pear-shaped and some women become apple-shaped, especially after menopause. If you carry fat mainly around your waist, you are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems. Women with a waist measurement of more than 35 inches or men with a waist measurement of more than 40 inches have a higher health risk because of their fat distribution. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)

Obesity: NWHIC (Excerpt)

There are three classes of obesity:

  • Class I obesity — BMI of 30-34.9

  • Class II obesity— of 35-39.9

  • Class III obesity— of 40 and higher

(Source: excerpt from Obesity: NWHIC)

Obesity: Related Disease Topics

More general medical disease topics related to Obesity include:

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