Obesity and Weight Issues

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Controlling weight through proper nutrition and regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Lack of exercise and being overweight are risk factors for serious illnesses such as coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes, and contribute to premature death.

From 2005-2007, 34.6% of adults in King County were overweight. For the same period, 20% of adults in King County were obese. Both the percentage of adults who were overweight, and those who were obese were the highest in south King County.