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Obesity and Weight Management

When we eat more calories than we burn, our bodies store this extra energy as fat. While a few extra pounds may not seem like a big deal, they can increase your chances of having high blood pressure and high blood sugar. These conditions may lead to serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Today, more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered to be overweight or obese. More than one-third of adults have o (More)


Understanding Obesity and Weight Management

  • Start Early: Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings
  • Dietary and Exercise Recommendations for Children and Adolescents for Healthy Living
  • Don't Be Fooled by Portion Distortion!
  • Even Healthy Tailgating Can Be Done
  • Know Your Number (RMR) to Lose Weight
  • Many Reasons for Childhood Obesity
  • Minorities at High Risk for Heart Disease
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  • Promoting Healthy Weight Among African American Women
  • Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
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  • Am I Going to Lose More Weight?
  • Did I Lose Too Much Weight?
  • Fast Carbs and Slow Carbs
  • How Can I Lose the Weight I Gained on Celexa?
  • Is Something Causing My Weight Gain?
  • Weight Management in Growing Children
  • What Are Fast Carbs and Slow Carbs?
  • What is the Cause of My Weight Gain?
  • Which is Worse, Obesity or Smoking?
  • Why Can't I Lose Weight After My Pregnancy?
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    Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014