Excess weight affects nearly every part of the body. If you think about it, being obese is like walking around carrying another person.
Lifespan decreases 2-4 years for a BMI over 30 and decreases 8-10 years for a BMI over 40. It causes many secondary health problems, so called: comorbidities. The most common medical problems from excess weight are high cholesterol and high blood pressure which lead to heart disease, and diabetes.
In fact, 95% of type 2 diabetes is caused by excess weight. Other problems from excess weight include gallbladder disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) and even cancer. The cancer rate in patients with a BMI over 40 is 52%.
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