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:
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.