Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Health Risks

Health Risks

Obesity is associated with about 112,000 deaths each year in the United States relative to healthy-weight individuals1. In fact, it is more harmful to your health than smoking and alcohol abuse3. In addition, obesity is a major risk factor for serious medical conditions (comorbidities), such as4:
  • Type II diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Cancer
  • Joint problems
The good news is that by losing weight, you can improve, prevent, or lower your risk for these weight-related health conditions.

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