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Unformatted text preview: Cardiovascular Disease as it pertains to some of the health consequences of excess weight. In addition, among overweight and obese people, "incidence of all forms of heart disease is increased," and people who are obese are more susceptible to decreased HDLs or "( 'Good' cholesterol)," and having elevated triglycerides (p. 289). According to Donatelle (2009), among people who have diabetes, over 80% of them are overweight or obese. Cancer is another and perhaps potentially fatal health consequence of excess weight. "Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of endometrial, colon, gallbladder, prostate, kidney, uterine, and postmenopausal breast cancer” (p. 289). References: Donatelle, R. (2009). Health: The Basics (8th ed.). San Francisco, California: Pearson Benjamin Cummings....
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course SCI 162 SCI 162 taught by Professor Leister during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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