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How the body regulates weight and body fat is not well understood, but weight management is a challenge for most of us at some point in our lives.
In June 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. The risk factors that determine obesity can be a complex combination of genetics, socioeconomic factors, metabolic factors and lifestyle choices. Some endocrine disorders, diseases and medications also may exert a powerful influence on your weight. Learning more about obesity and understanding its causes can help you evaluate how to successfully lose weight. Learn more