Digestive System

Metabolism and Nutrition

What health risks are associated with obesity?

People who are obese are more likely to develop a variety of health problems, including:

  1. Hypertension

  2. Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)

  3. Type 2 diabetes

  4. Coronary heart disease

  5. Stroke

  6. Gall bladder disease

  7. Osteoarthritis

  8. Sleep apnea and respiratory problems

  9. Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)


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