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Trend of overweight Americans frightening

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OBESITY...A growing problem

By Lyndsey Gilpin

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - The risks of obesity that garner the most attention are heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. However, many lesser-known—but no less severe— risks arise with weight gain.

Web MD reports that someone 40 percent overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of normal weight, because of conditions such as high blood pressure, gallbladder disease and gallstones, cancer, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis, which accompany the main three risks. 


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