Overweight and obesity raise the risk of many health conditions. Conditions related to excess weight include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol problems such as high LDL, high triglycerides, and low HDL
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, stroke, and heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Some types of cancer such as breast, uterine, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver
  • Female infertility
  • Low testosterone
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety

Studies show that obese people may have a 20% higher risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, or other causes than normal weight people.

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