​Can being overweight lead to medical problems?Lokman Hekim Hospitals Group Created: 2017-07-11 19:15:16
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​Can being overweight lead to medical problems?

Being overweight is linked to number o health problems such;

​Can being overweight lead to medical problems?
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis, a disease in which the joints deteriorate, possibly as a result of excess weight on the joints
  • Gout, another disease affecting the joints
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for a short time during sleep) and asthma

Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. It is a health hazard.

Someone who is 40% overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as an average-weight person.


References

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Overweight and Obesity. www.cdc.gov Accessed 6/29/2012
  • World Health Organization. Media Centre: Obesity and Overweight. Fact Sheet No. 311, May 2012 www.who.int Accessed 6/29/2012
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Weight-control Information Network (WIN). Understanding Adult Obesity. win.niddk.nih.gov Accessed 6/29/2012

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