— --Percent of Americans who think it is possible to be very overweight and remain healthy.

A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that although many Americans recognize obesity is associated with heart disease and diabetes, they do not realize the links between obesity and other serious health consequences such as cancer and arthritis. “People are often shocked to hear how far-reaching the effects of obesity are,” Jennifer Dimitriou, a bariatric dietitian at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center told the Associated Press.  [via The Associated Press].

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