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Health Risks of Excess Weight are Ignored by Most

Most people are ignorant of the fact that their extra weight puts them at increased risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a poll.

A whopping 97 percent of people were unaware of a link -- even though 71 percent of responders said they could stand to lose some weight.

BBC News reports:

“In the poll, women were less likely than men to worry about the health consequences of their muffin top and instead were more concerned with how they looked and whether they could fit into their clothes.”

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