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Guides: Obesity

Last Updated: Monday February 02 2004 10:33 GMT

How does it affect your health?

How does obesity affect your health?
Being obese can be very dangerous to your health and doctors say that if you're overweight as a child you're likely to be overweight as an adult.

It's linked to heart disease, cancer, strokes, high blood pressure and weak bones.

It can also lead to emotional problems like being bullied and feeling down.



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