Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Carrying excess weight on any body frame can lead to a myriad of health problems and complications that worsen the longer the weight is kept on the body.  People who are obese are at an increased risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.  Losing weight and reversing obesity can drastically lessen a person's risk of developing these diseases.

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Asthma

  Because Asthma patients are often limited in their physical activity, many asthma patients can struggle with…

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Cancer

Overweight and obesity, along with a lack of exercise and generally unhealthy lifestyle has been tied to numerous cancers including liver, breast, colon and prostate cancer…

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Depression

With obesity, highs and lows aren't just on the scale. Researchers have found a link between obesity and depression, especially among women. Being overweight can lower…

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Diabetes

Most people who are obese also live with type 2 diabetes, in fact the current obesity epidemic has risen in tandem with the type 2 diabetes rate in the U.S. Weight loss and…

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Heart Disease

Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease. People with a Body Mass Index greater than 30 are nearly three times at risk than those with a healthy BMI.  Heart disease is…

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High Blood Pressure

Obesity and excess body weight can cause hypertension or high blood pressure in many people.  This is as much to do with the inactive lifestyle that most overweight and…

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High Cholesterol

Obesity and excess body weight can cause high, unhealthy cholesterol levels in people.  Specifically, obesity can cause…

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Sleep Apnea

Obesity carries with it a high risk of sleep apnea, a condition which occurs when the upper threat relaxes and collapses at intervals during sleep.  It is a potentially…

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Stroke

Obesity can lead to many conditions that ultimately raise a patient's risk of suffering a stroke. These conditions include hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and…

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