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The Benefits Of Five Percent Weight Loss

Video: Beating Obesity

Obesity is one of the biggest public health issues in the United States today. Obesity affects more than 93 million Americans and is predicted to increase to 120 million Americans within the next five years. This means that theoretically, two-thirds of your audience is affected by the disease of obesity.
 
Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, sleep apnea and more.  Fighting obesity may seem like a losing battle for many who have tried. However; many people are unaware that research suggests that losing 5 percent of your body weight can significantly improve your health and reduce the risk of complications from type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
 
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) in partnership with Orexigen Therapeutics is raising awareness of the obesity epidemic through a new campaign called Take Five to Live Light which aims to educate the millions of Americans suffering from the disease to take five minutes to learn about how losing five percent of their weight can benefit their cardiovascular health and to take five minutes to learn about a new clinical trial called the Light Study. The Light Study provides patients with an innovative, medically supervised, weight loss management program. Individuals interested in participating in the Light Study can visit www.lightstudy.com.
 

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