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      Category : Health Centers > Weight Control and Management


Obesity | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Staying at normal body weight by eating healthfully and keeping physically active can prevent obesity.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Obesity puts a person at risk for other health problems, including:

  • back pain
  • breathing problems
  • certain types of cancer
  • coronary heart disease
  • diabetes
  • gallbladder disease
  • high blood pressure
  • osteoarthritis
  • stroke
  • Obesity can even lead to an early death. As obesity increases, the risk for these problems also increases.

    What are the risks to others?

    Obesity is not contagious. It poses no risk to others.

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    Obesity: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Dr. Karen Wolfe, MBBS, MA
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/03/01

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