How does severe obesity affect my health?

Severe obesity affects your health by increasing your risk for all sorts of medical problems including joint problems, heart disease and cancer. Obesity is one of the biggest contributors to poor health and a poor sense of self-worth. A healthy diet and plenty of exercise can be helpful to combat obesity. If you are struggling with obesity, talk to your doctor who may be able to help.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
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It's painful to contemplate, but being hundreds of pounds overweight can be a true death sentence -- or, worse, it can sentence you to a kind of living death. In this video, Dr. Oz lays out the grim reality for a group of severely obese women. Then he issues a challenge.

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