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The Benefits

If you are overweight or obese, losing just 10 pounds may lower your risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Early death

Plus, eating healthy and being physically active can give you more energy throughout the day. Getting more active and eating healthy foods can also help you:

  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your blood sugar
  • Raise your “good” cholesterol
  • Lower your “bad” cholesterol
  • Prevent heart and blood flow problems that can lead to heart disease and nerve damage

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Start Today: Small Steps

Learn how losing weight can help lower your risk of heart disease; overweight and obesity; and some cancers such as colorectal cancer.

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