Health consequences associated with overweight and obesity

Riley, Malcolm
May 2005
Nutridate;May2005, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p5
Being overweight or obese is associated with a large number of health problems, and a higher risk of early death. If a person is overweight or obese, there are very good health reasons to attempt to lose some weight or at least maintain current weight throughout adult life. Losing weight and maintaining lost weight is very challenging for most people -- but people who are overweight can also improve their health by improving their fitness and maintaining a healthy diet. Everyone can protect their health by eating a consistently healthy diet and having an appropriate level of physical activity.


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