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Risk Factors for Obesity Among Adults

Risk Factors

Genetic or familial factors may increase the risk for being obese for some people, but anyone whose calorie intake exceeds the number of calories burned is at risk. Physical activity and a healthy diet are both important for obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Adults who are obese are at increased risk of morbidity from hypertension, elevated LDL cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

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Content updated: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 16:36:59 MST