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Obesity Health Risks

The following are just a few of the health issues and diseases that can be brought on by obesity:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Male-related cancers (i.e. colon, rectum or prostate)
  • Female-related cancers (i.e. uterine, cervical or ovarian)
  • Dyslipidemia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis (especially on weight-bearing joints)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn
  • Infertility
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Lymphedema
  • Depression

Note: Obesity-related health issues can be reversed with weight loss surgery, combined with healthy eating and lifestyle habits.