JoAnne Zoller Wagner’s diagnosis as prediabetic wasn’t enough to compel her to change her habits and lose 30 pounds. Not even with the knowledge her sister had died because of diabetes.
"I didn’t have that sense of urgency," said the Pasadena, Md., woman.
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Obese teenagers run the same risk of premature death in adult hood as people who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, according to a new study.
The British Medical Journal study also found that people who are overweight have the same risk as less heavy smokers.
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