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Newsletter Summary For 31-July-2000:

About 97 million adults in the US are overweight or obese. Obesity and overweight substantially increase the risk of morbidity from hypertension; dyslipidemia; type 2 diabetes; coronary heart disease; stroke; gallbladder disease; osteoarthritis; sleep apnea and respiratory problems; and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Today's issue focuses on obesity and overweight and provides information for patients and professionals.

There are two excellent, government-sponsored, clinical guidelines available to you in this issues. We've also included patient education material and a body mass index calculator.

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