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The Vast Majority of Baby Boomers Are Overweight or Obese.

Aging baby boomers are smoking and drinking less, but overweight and obesity are on the rise, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That's especially concerning when you consider the many other diseases and disabilities-including arthritis, type-2 diabetes, heart disease and hindered mobility-that can come with excess body weight.

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Dr. Barry Sears

That elderly group is also at greatest risk for developing type 2 diabetes. With that condition, the likelihood of developing heart disease or dementia significantly increases. Losing weight is difficult as you age, but controlling inflammation is not.

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