The Top 7 Dangers Of Being Overweight

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According to a recent poll, many people don’t understand what being overweight does to your body. Instead, they think it’s possible for someone to be very overweight and still healthy.

However, according to the survey, which was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, being too heavy may lead to or worsen heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, some types of cancer, arthritis, respiratory problems (such as sleep apnea and asthma), and even infertility.

Few Americans truly realize these links.

“People are often shocked to hear how far-reaching the effects of obesity are,” said Jennifer Dimitriou, a bariatric dietitian at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center.