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THE IMPORTANCE OF LOSING WEIGHT

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can reduce your risk of some potentially serious health problems.

Most people who need to lose weight can get health benefits from losing even a small amount – about 5% – of their weight if they keep it off.

Health problems linked to being overweight
If you’re overweight or obese, you have a higher risk of:

-high blood pressure
-heart disease
-stroke
-type 2 diabetes
-some types of cancer
-osteoarthritis
-back pain