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American Heart Association: "Obesity Information," "Shaking the Salt Habit to Lower High Blood Pressure."
CDC: "About Adult BMI," "About Diabetes."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Health Risks of Being Overweight," "Prediabetes & Insulin Resistance."
International Journal of General Medicine: "Obesity and respiratory diseases."
Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Role of Body Weight in Osteoarthritis," "High Cholesterol (Dyslipidemia),"
Harvard Health Publishing: "11 foods that lower cholesterol."
Mayo Clinic: "Gallstones," "Arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis," "Chronic kidney disease."
Arthritis Foundation: "How Fat Affects Gout."
Hypertension: "Fatty Kidney, Hypertension, and Chronic Kidney Disease: The Framingham Heart Study."
National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Apnea."
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "FAQ: Obesity and Pregnancy."
National Cancer Institute: "Common Cancer Types."
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