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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

  • What Causes Obesity?
  • Be Well: Obesity
  • How Being Overweight Can Affect Your Body
  • Keep A Healthy Weight At Work
  • Losing Weight
  • Obesity Focus On Diet
  • Obesity Get Moving
  • Obesity Tools Diet
  • Obesity Tools Drink
  • Obesity Tools Fruits & Veggies
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  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Am I Going to Lose More Weight?
  • Did I Lose Too Much Weight?
  • 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?
  • Why Does Hyperglycemia Occur in Obese People?

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  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
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    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016