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Questions About Weight

Since 1980, the number of obese adults in the U.S. has doubled. According to the CDC, millions of Americans currently are obese. The increase in obesity isn’t limited to adults. The rate of obesity has tripled for children during this same time period. Find out more about the risks of extra weight by taking this quiz.

1. Being overweight puts you at risk for heart disease.
2. If you are overweight, losing weight helps lower your high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure.
3. Quitting smoking is good for your health. But quitting often leads to weight gain.
4. An overweight person with high blood pressure should follow a low-sodium diet and try to lose weight.
5. Eating less salt (sodium) can often help lower blood pressure that's only a little higher than normal.
6. The best ways to lose weight are to eat fewer calories and to exercise.
7. Skipping meals is a good way to cut down on calories.
8. Overweight children have a higher risk of becoming overweight adults.
Online Medical Reviewer: Hurd, Robert, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Taylor, Wanda, RN, PhD
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2017
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