Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar levels are above normal.
High blood sugar is a major cause of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, amputation, and blindness.
In 2009, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.