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Obesity

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that is described as increased adipose tissue that can lead to a number of other health concerns. Health risks associated with obesity include stroke, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer (breast, prostate, and colon), osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and even depression. Obesity has been increasing substantially since 1980, with 70% of Americans being classified as overweight or obese. The yearly average cost in health care is normally $3,000 per person. An obese individual can cost employers an additional $460 to $2,500 in medical costs and sick days alone. Making steps towards a healthy diet and increased fitness and activity can dramatically improve your weight, health, and life expectancy. [more...]

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