Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. This condition is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers. It is also associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. While obesity rates in the county remain slightly lower than the state, obesity has increased by 5% in the past 12 years. 57% of adults in Lake County are overweight or obese.