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What other illnesses can be affected by food addiction?

Food addiction can increase the risk of obesity, which can lead to serious health problems. People who are overweight or obese are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated LDL cholesterol, strokes, sleep apnea, reproductive problems, and more. Food addicts can prevent these problems by avoiding high fat, high sugar foods and exercising more.

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