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The Health Consequences of Obesity

The Obesity Epidemic - the health consequences of obesity

The National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly one-third of adults age 20 and older are obese. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and certain cancers.

Obese in America: Our growing epidemic

Americans are getting fatter. Over the last two decades the percentage of overweight and obese adults and children has been steadily increasing.

Heart Disease

20 Minutes Improve Heart Disease and Weight Loss

20 Minutes Improve Heart Disease and Weight Loss

Did you know that being 15 pounds or more overweight increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke or type II diabetes?

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Why Do Women Need To Know Their BMI And Waist Measurement?

Why Do Women Need To Know Their BMI And Waist Measurement?

Nurse Carlson explains the importance of Body Mass Index and how it can affect the risk for heart disease or stroke.

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Diabetes

Diabetes Diagnosis Doubles in the Last Decade

Diabetes Diagnosis Doubles in the Last Decade

The United States is experiencing a rather shocking increase in diabetes, particularly in the past ten years. Most of this is apparently due to our weight. 90 percent of these increases are for Type 2 diabetes and clearly connected to obesity and weight gain.

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The View Co-Host Sherri Shepherd Shares How Diabetes Has Altered Her Diet

Sherri Shepherd discusses how her mother's death at 41, and her own diagnosis with diabetes, altered her life and promoted her to support the Dreamfields Diabetes Friends Forever campaign.

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Cancers

Obesity Can Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity Can Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

According to a recent study from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, obese or overweight young adults have a greater chance of suffering from pancreatic cancer later on, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported.

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Endometrial Cancer: Can Women Prevent It?

Dr. Paul Magtibay with the Mayo Clinic explains why obese women are most likely to develop endometrial cancer.

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Osteoarthritis

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Arthritis and Obesity: What's the Connection

Dr. Ruderman explains the relationship between arthritis and being overweight. Excess weight puts more stress on joints, making it more likely that those joints will break down and wear out overtime.

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Obesity, How Does It Affect A Person's Musculoskeletal System?

Dr. Russell introduces himself and shares how obesity can affect an individual's musculoskeletal system and lead to health complications later in life.

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Sleep Apnea

The Link Between Weight and Sleep Apnea

The Link Between Weight and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a sleep disorder where the patient's airway closes during sleep. Nasal obstruction, a narrow airway, and a large tongue, neck or tonsils are common causes of sleep apnea, but obesity can also trigger the disorder.

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Is Sleep Apnea Associated With Obesity?

As people gain excess weight, obesity can affect how well they sleep. Dr. McPherson recalls the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea.

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Emotion and Obesity

The Link Between Obesity, Depression, And Heart Disease

The Link Between Obesity, Depression, And Heart Disease

Researchers have confirmed a link between obesity and depression. They say that it's true- if you are obese you are more likely to be depressed and if you are depressed then you have an increased risk of becoming obese.

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Anxiety and Obesity - It Starts As A Kid

Anxiety and Obesity - It Starts As A Kid

Were you an anxious child? Perhaps you grew into an adult with the same emotions and are also overweight? New research shows children with anxiety are more likely to develop obesity as an adult.

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Edith Shares Her Diabetes Story

Listen as Edith, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1997, shares her experience living with the disease.

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Linda Shares How She Feels When Looking At Photos When She Was Obese

Linda describes the disbelief she feels when looking at old photographs of herself when she was obese.

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