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Overweight and obesity among adults

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Abstract:

The growth in overweight and obesity rates among adults is a major public health concern. Obesity is a known risk factor for numerous health problems, including hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems (asthma), musculoskeletal diseases (arthritis) and some forms of cancer.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2009-12-01

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