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Maintaining a healthy weight is important for good health. Being overweight increases your risk of developing health problems including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer. Your weight is determined by the balance between what you eat and drink and how active you are.

 

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Injecting drugs can damage veins and cause ulcers and gangrene. Sharing needles or other injecting equipment can spread HIV and hepatitis infections.