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Weight Loss

Health Risks of Obesity

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, weighing too much may increase your risk for developing many health problems. If you are overweight or obese, you may be at risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual irregularity or polycystic ovarian disease
  • Headaches
  • Chronic skin infections
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • High cholesterol
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Gastric reflux disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hernias
  • Varicose veins
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Sudden death

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