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Healthy weight, overweight, and obesity among U.S. adults

Centers for, Disease Control (2003) Healthy weight, overweight, and obesity among U.S. adults. Other. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Overweight and obesity are caused by many factors, including the contributions of inherited, metabolic, behavioral, environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic effects. Overweight and obesity may raise the risk of illness from high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer, arthritis, and breathing problems. As weight increases, so does the prevalence of health risks. The health outcomes related to these diseases, however, may be improved through weight loss or, at a minimum, no further weight gain. Because of the importance of these issues, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers overweight and obesity among the 10 leading health indicators in Healthy People 2010, the health objectives for the Nation. The potential benefits from reduction in overweight and obesity are of considerable public health importance.


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    Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Other)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: weight, overweight, obesity, adults
    Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
    Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
    Government Publications > US Department of Health and Human Services > Centers for Disease Control
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      Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
      Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2005
      Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 12:11
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/249

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