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How can obesity affect your health?

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Obesity can help explain some conditions you may have, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint problems caused by extra weight
  • Trouble breathing, including sleep apnea, in which you briefly stop breathing while you're asleep
  • Gallstones

From: What Is Obesity? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Stanford Hospital & Clinics: "Health Effects of Obesity."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?" and "How Are Overweight and Obesity Treated?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 30, 2017

SOURCES:

Stanford Hospital & Clinics: "Health Effects of Obesity."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?" and "How Are Overweight and Obesity Treated?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 30, 2017

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