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Obesity and Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Weight Management

Obesity, defined as excess adiposity, is a chronic disease affecting more than 1 in 3 adults in the United States.1 It affects some groups more than others, including women, older adults, an individuals from certain racial/ethnic minority groups. Obesity increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and even cancer.

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