Sample Content Supporting Obesity Awareness

It is overly simplistic to blame the obesity epidemic solely on eating too much, lack of willpower, or sedentary lifestyles. Learn about the many factors that contribute to obesity including the factors you can change to maintain a healthy weight.




Obesity is common, serious, and costly in terms of negative health impacts and healthcare expenses. In 2015-2016 over 90 million US adults or about 40% were diagnosed as obese or having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30. Body Mass Index is a weight-to-height ratio and is closely correlated to obesity. Learn ways to measure obesity through BMI and waist circumference measurements.


Not all calories are created equal. Foods that are heavily processed and high in added sugar are metabolized differently than whole foods.


Cook up something flavorful, healthy, and delicious using whole foods!


All content is protected behind a login. These sample PDFs were created for sample viewing, end users would see live links from ConnectWell's API. We also have a large collection of UCTV videos in our Obesity and Weight Management collections. They help people understand the drivers of obesity and what to do about it. Many of the videos enable people to learn from obesity thought leader and expert Dr. Robert Lustig, Pediatric Endocrinologist UCSF and ConnectWell Scientific Advisory Board Member.


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