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Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is having an excess amount of body fat for your height. It raises your risk for serious health problems. These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea, some types of cancer, and stroke.

Obesity can be treated. This often involves a long-term plan for lifestyle changes. But lifestyle changes may not be enough for everyone. In those cases, medicine or surgery is sometimes used.

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