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Diagnosis of Obesity

Your physician may diagnose your obesity using several paradigms beginning with a physical examination. This will include weight and height measurements to calculate your BMI. Your physician will also require your detailed medical history. They may wish to know when obesity began, your family's health background, your dietary and exercise habits, your smoking and nicotine intake, alcohol use or abuse, as well as previous attempts at losing weight. You might be required to do a few blood tests to check fasting glucose levels, cholesterol or triglycerides levels, obesity-related diseases, etc.

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