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Weight Management

About weight lossAbout Weight Loss
What really works and what doesn't when it comes to losing weight? Set modest goals, watch your portion sizes, and don't forget to exercise.
BehaviorBehavior
If Mom and Dad are couch potatoes, it can be contagious. It's easier to prevent obesity in childhood than try to correct the problem as an adult.  
Call to actionCall to Action
Poor diet and inactivity are poised to become the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, warns the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly No. 1: tobacco use.
TeensChildren and Teens
The earlier you teach your kids about good nutrition, the more likely they are to maintain a healthy weight.
ExerciseExercise
One in five U.S. children is overweight or obese. That's twice as many as 20 years ago, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.
NutritionNutrition
Deaths from poor diet and inactivity have risen by 33 percent over the last decade. Sixty-four percent of us are now obese or overweight.
Related health issuesRelated Health Issues
Being obese or overweight increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gout and a host of other health problems.
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