Other Obesity and Overweight FAQs

Basic information for topics, such as “What is it?” is available in the About Obesity and Overweight section. Answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQs) specific to obesity and overweight are in this section.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Overweight and obesity: Causes and consequences. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/adult/causes.html
  2. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2012). What are the health risks of overweight and obesity? Retrieved August 8, 2012, from
  3. Hannon, T. S., Rao, G., & Arslanian, S. A. (2005). Childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pediatrics, 116(2), 473–480.
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  5. Zain, M. M., & Norman, R. J. (2008). Impact of obesity on female fertility and fertility treatment. Women's Health, 4, 183–194.
  6. Legro, R. S. (2007). Pregnancy considerations in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 50, 295–304.
  7. Kiddy, D. S., Hamilton-Fairley, D., Bush, A., Short, F., Anyaoku, V., Reed, M. J., et al. (1992). Improvement in endocrine and ovarian function during dietary treatment of obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford), 36, 105–111.
  8. Du Plessis, S. S., Cabler, S., McAlister, D. A., Sabanegh, E., & Agarwal, A. (2010). The effect of obesity on sperm disorders and male infertility. Nature Reviews: Urology, 7, 153–161.
  9. Institute of Medicine. (2011). Weight gain during pregnancy: Reexamining the guidelines. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2009/Weight-Gain-During-Pregnancy-Reexamining-the-Guidelines.aspx external link


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