Obesity ranks behind only tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Associated with a long list of diseases and health issues that impose an enormous burden on patients, their families, and the healthcare system as a whole, obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, musculoskeletal conditions, and sleep disorders.

Obesity trails only tobacco on the list of causes of preventable death in the United States. Learn more about our projects focusing on obesity.

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