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Monday, June 05, 2006

"Millions" of obese boomers threatened by disability

"Public health officials have said for years that obesity increases the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis and cancer. Now a growing body of research suggests that being obese — 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight — increases the chances of becoming disabled at a younger age and unable to perform tasks such as bathing or dressing."

"Obese Boomers Face Immobile Future"
USA Today

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