Health Risks of Obesity

In the past twenty years, adult obesity has doubled. In fact, three in five Americans are now either overweight or obese.

Obesity is considered a disease. It causes many serious health conditions, known as co-morbidities, which include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Reflux disease and heartburn

Other long-term medical consequences linked to obesity include:

  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Kidney disease that may lead to kidney failure
  • Fatty liver disease that may lead to liver failure

If you suffer from obesity, Scott & White can help.

Related Resources

For more information about the epidemic of obesity, please visit the Weight-control Information Network website.

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