Obesity can have serious health consequences, so your weight is an important consideration for your overall health.
Several factors contribute to body weight, including appetite signals, genetics, behavior, and environment. Furthermore, if you live with obesity, science now shows that after losing weight, your body will sometimes try to regain it. The reason? For up to 12 months after weight loss, your body turns up the signals that trigger appetite, which can potentially cause overeating.
While losing weight and keeping it off can be hard, there is good news. You may not need to lose as much weight as you think to see improvements in your health. If you live with obesity, then losing 5% to 10% of your weight may reduce your health risks.
Excess weight deserves serious attention when speaking with your
health care professional about your health. If you live with obesity,
it’s important that, together with your health care professional, you
develop a comprehensive and individualized approach to manage your
This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.