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Few Americans know all the risks of obesity

WASHINGTON — Carrying too many pounds may lead to or worsen some types of cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea, even infertility. But a new poll suggests many Americans do not realize the links.

About one-quarter of people think it’s possible for someone to be very overweight and still healthy, according to the poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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