How weighty an issue is obesity? It’s rapidly growing into one of the most serious health problems of the 21st century. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby warn about the perils of having abnormally high levels of body fat. You’ll see how upsetting the delicate balance between how calories are taken in and how they’re burned can lead to unwanted weight gain. Explore the roles that diet, physical activity, and genetics can play in the development of obesity. And discover the long list of health problems that accompany obesity, from arthritis to diabetes to heart disease. But there’s still hope—you’ll also learn about the healthy choices you can make to fight obesity before it starts to weigh you down!

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What is obesity?

What’s the difference between obesity and being overweight?

How do I know if I’m obese?