Obesity now affects 42% of U.S. adults, CDC says

In addition to its effect on overall quality of life, the negative health effects of obesity start with the stress that excessive pounds put on muscles, bones and joints. Obesity also has been linked to an increased risk for numerous diseases and medical issues, including diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, as well as depression, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and back pain.



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