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Obesity and Its Consequences

  • 36% of American adults are obese.
  • Obesity is associated with many serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and cancer.
  • Obesity often gets worse as people grow older.
  • It costs more to be obese: $1,500 more per year, on average, for medical treatment related to obesity.


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