12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses

William Taft

William Taft, the 27th President of the United States, weighed 355 lbs upon entering the White House in 1909 and was considered morbidly obese. Obesity causes a significantly increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases.

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December 12, 2013

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July 1, 2014