Excess Weight and Health Risks

Excess weight affects nearly every part of the body. If you think about it, being obese is like walking around carrying another person.

Medical Complication Related to Obesity

Excess Weight Decreases Lifespan

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%.

Co-Morbidities Associated with Obesity

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