Health Risks of Obesity

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Obesity is a medical condition in which a high amount of body fat increases the chance of developing medical problems.

People with obesity have a higher chance of developing these health problems:

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  • High blood glucose (sugar) or diabetes.

  • High blood pressure (hypertension).

  • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (dyslipidemia or high blood fats).

  • Heart attacks due to coronary heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.

  • Bone and joint problems, more weight puts pressure on the bones and joints. This can lead to osteoarthritis, a disease that causes joint pain and stiffness.

  • Stopping breathing during sleep (sleep apnea). This can cause daytime fatigue or sleepiness, poor attention, and problems at work.

  • Gallstones and liver problems.

  • Some cancers

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