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20 Facts About Obesity

7. High Blood Pressure.

Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the U.S. and one of the most prevalent conditions that affect the heart is high blood pressure, which is known as hypertension. Hypertension is a silent condition that can, over time, damage the heart walls and possibly cause a thickened heart muscle. Obesity is highly associated with hypertension, but it does not always mean that being obese means you will have high blood pressure. Getting frequent and regular blood pressure checks can be a great way to keep up on your health and if you are on a weight loss program, consider tracking both your blood pressure and your body weight values at the same time.