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Watch Your Weight
Increased weight can lead to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type II diabetes. Reaching your appropriate weight can help reduce these risks.
We'll also show you why those fad diets and gimmicks just don't work in why diets fail. Excess weight can be a problem for kids, too. If this is an issue in your family, be sure to read this special section.
Remember, before beginning any type of weight loss program, consult your physician or health care provider.