Health Effects of Obesity

Health Effects of Obesity:

Obesity has a very negative effect on health. People who are obese compared to those with a normal or healthy conditions are at increased risk for many serious health conditions. The health effects associated with obesity include:

  • ·         All-causes of death (mortality)
  • ·          High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • ·         High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
  • ·         Type 2 diabetes
  • ·          Coronary heart disease
  • ·          Stroke
  • ·         Gallbladder disease
  • ·          Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • ·          Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • ·         Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
  • ·          Low quality of life
  • ·         Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
  • ·         Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

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