When a person is considered obese, it means he or she has too much body fat. This additional weight may come from muscle, bone, fat and/or body water. Being obese increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and some cancers. If you are obese, losing even 5 to 10 percent of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. For more on Obesity, please visit the National Institutes of Health website.
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