# 1.9: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

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##### Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

• Recognize the role fat plays in health and disease
• Compare and contrast the use of BMI and body composition measurements
• Describe negative health consequences of obesity and overweight
• Explain the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
• Identify actions that could be implemented to reduce obesity
• Recognize the signs of body dysmorphic disorders and eating disorders

How much of your body weight comes from your bones, muscles, organs, or body fat?

Have you ever tried a diet to lose weight?

Are there differences in health outcomes based on where you store body fat?

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