Weight Management Clinic

What causes obesity?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity results from a combination of causes and contributing factors, including behavior and genetics. Behaviors can include dietary patterns, physical inactivity, medication use and other exposures. Genetics can include diseases and conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, and underactive thyroid.

For detailed information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Institutes of Health.