Poll: Few Americans know all the risks of obesityJanuary 6, 2013 by Jennifer Agiesta in Medicine & Health / Overweight and Obesity
Heart disease and diabetes get all the attention, but what about the many other ways obesity can damage your health?
Only about one-quarter of people think it's possible for someone to be very overweight and still healthy. That's according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Ask about the most serious consequences, and more than 7 in 10 Americans can correctly tick off heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is the nation's leading killer, and diabetes and obesity are twin epidemics, as rates of both have climbed in recent years.
The other consequences aren't so well known.
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