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Risk Factors for Overweight or Obese

Risk Factors

Genetic or familial factors may increase the risk for being overweight or obese for some people, but anyone whose calorie intake exceeds the number of calories they burn is at risk. Physical activity and a healthy diet are both important for maintaining a healthy weight.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:

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