Obesity 

Health Risks from obesity include:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (excess fat and inflammation in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol)
  • osteoarthritis (a health problem causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in one or more joints)
  • some types of cancer: breast, colon, endometrial (related to the uterine lining), and kidney
  • stroke

Retrieved from: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics.aspx 

 

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