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  Augusto E. Villa, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Diplomate American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases,
Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine,
and Internal Medicine.

600 University Boulevard, Suite 200, Jupiter, FL. 33458
Ph. (561) 627-2912 • Fax (561) 627-2207
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What is Obesity?

Although used interchangeably, "overweight" and "obese" do not mean the same thing. Obesity is a medical term meaning the storage of excess fat (adipose tissue) in the body. It is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount body fat and is known to be negative to one"s heart health.

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