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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

What is it like to have Obesity?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Obesity and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Obesity patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Obesity on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1,686patients have this condition
  • 20new patients joined this month
  • 608say Obesity is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 158
30s 329
40s 447
50s 420
60s 185
70+ 24


Distribution of females vs. males

76% Females
24% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 272
20-29 years 211
30-39 years 155
40-49 years 78
50-59 years 38
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 844
Not Diagnosed 242

These charts show data from Obesity patients who have completed their condition history
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