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Encouraging Dads to Get on Track to Better Health – 2

Narrator:   This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Men, like the rest of the U.S. population, are facing a serious public health problem: obesity.  Dr. Griffin Rodgers at the National Institutes of Health says about 32 percent of men are considered obese, which means they face serious health risks.

Rodgers:  Men who are considered obese are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high-blood pressure, stroke and some cancers. 

Narrator:  But research shows that even a modest weight loss – 5 to 7 percent, which is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200 pound man – can have big health benefits.  For tips on how men can get on track to better health, visit the website  Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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This page last reviewed on May 27, 2011

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