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Mercy Women's Care at St. Anne
3404 W. Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623

Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles
Navarre Medical Plaza
2702 Navarre Avenue
Suite 101
Oregon, OH 43616

Mercy Women's Care at St. V's
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608

Why Does It Matter?

separator Many overweight people are often teased as children (and sometimes even as adults) and plagued by self-doubt as long as they remain overweight. They frequently go on weird diets and have little long-term success. The outward problems of being considered a "fat" person are very real and can cause a great deal of mental anguish. But while many of us think of being obese or overweight as a kind of image problem, it goes even deeper.

Being overweight puts you at risk for such serous conditions as

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes

The more overweight you are, the higher the risk.

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