DO IT FOR YOUR HEALTH IT MATTERS

Talking to a doctor about your weight is never easy. The Your Weight Matters Campaign is here to help you understand your weight and prepare for that important conversation.

DO IT FOR YOUR HEALTH AND FAMILY!

Your health matters! Talking to a doctor about your weight is never easy, but with the right tools from the Your Weight Matters Campaign you can prepare for this important conversation.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO REACH BETTER HEALTH IT MATTERS

Take control of your weight and health today. Take the Your Weight Matters Campaign Challenge and prepare yourself for the conversation of weight with your doctor.

DO IT FOR YOUR HEALTH IT MATTERS

Join the Your Weight Matters Campaign to get the support you need to take control of your weight and health. The Campaign is here to help you.

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH IT MATTERS

Take the Your Weight Matters Challenge today to talk to a doctor about your weight. The Your Weight Matters Campaign is here to help you understand your weight and prepare for that important conversation.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

Starting the conversation with your doctor about your weight is never easy. The Your Weight Matters Campaign was created to help you understand your weight, get the facts about how weight impacts your health and prepare for that first conversation of weight with your healthcare provider.

By taking the Campaign Challenge, you’ll take the first step in taking charge of your weight and health, and we’ll provide you with a variety of FREE resources to help you along the way. Make a commitment to your health today:

WHY YOUR WEIGHT MATTERS

Your Weight Matters – For Your Health. Your weight and your health go hand-in-hand, and by exploring the Your Weight Matters Web site and taking the Challenge, you’ll learn about not only the risks of excess weight and obesity, but also what you can do to improve your overall health.


Heart Disease

Excess weight can lead to heart problems such as heart disease or heart failure. This is because of its impact on the heart and the body’s blood vessels.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a side effect of excess weight. In fact, one-third of all high blood pressure cases relate to obesity.

Osteoarthritis

A person is 60 percent more likely to develop arthritis if they have excess weight. The number of cases involving the knee in the U.S. would be cut in half if obesity was not a risk factor.

Type 2 Diabetes

More than 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes have excess weight or a degree of obesity.

Stroke

Obesity can increase the risk of stroke due to inflammation caused by excess fat tissue. This leads to a difficulty in blood flow through the body. The difficulty may cause a stroke.

Cancer

Excess weight relates to increased risks of cancer in the throat lining, breasts, the lining of the uterus, colon, rectum, kidneys, pancreas, thyroid, gallbladder and other areas of the body.

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ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Today, the disease of obesity affects more than 93 million Americans, and more than 33 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight. The Your Weight Matters Campaign is a National campaign proudly presented by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) to assist individuals affected by excess weight with taking charge of their health. Through the Your Weight Matters Campaign, the OAC raises awareness of excess weight and obesity, its impact on health, and encourages all those affected to have the conversation of weight with their healthcare.

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EDUCATIONAL GRANTS SUPPORT

Supported by an educational grant from:

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ethicon