percent of US adults are considered overweight or
obese. People who are overweight are at increased health
risk for diseases including heart disease, diabetes,
stroke, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, gout,
and certain types of cancer. Studies have shown that
losing as little as 5 percent to 10 percent of your
body weight can improve your health.
Likewise, being underweight can also lead to health
conditions such as anemia, heart problems, and chronic
fatigue. An obsession with weight loss may also lead
to eating disorders and nutritional deficiencies that
may be life threatening.
Use the Healthy Body Weight Calculator to determine
your healthy body weight range.