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What are disadvantages of obesity?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risks of obesity.

Obesity can compromise the heart, the lungs, the liver, the knees, the hips, the ankles, the muscles, the spine.
It can affect your sleep making you tired and inattentive during the day. And oh yes, it can shorten your life expectancy.

In brief: Risks of obesity.

Obesity can compromise the heart, the lungs, the liver, the knees, the hips, the ankles, the muscles, the spine.
It can affect your sleep making you tired and inattentive during the day. And oh yes, it can shorten your life expectancy.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Obesity

Obese people have a much higher incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea, heartburn and reflux, blood clots, heart disease, stroke, to name a few.
Obesity is the 2nd leading preventable cause of death (smoking is #1). On average, obese people live 7 years less than non-obese people. The average life expectancy in the us is expected to decline because of it.

In brief: Obesity

Obese people have a much higher incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea, heartburn and reflux, blood clots, heart disease, stroke, to name a few.
Obesity is the 2nd leading preventable cause of death (smoking is #1). On average, obese people live 7 years less than non-obese people. The average life expectancy in the us is expected to decline because of it.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Kamyar Farhangfar
Internal Medicine
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In brief: There are many.

This condition is associated with greater health complications.
These include pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus, high triglyceride, high blood pressure, low HDL (good cholesterol), increased inflammation, increased risk of heart attacks and stroke.

In brief: There are many.

This condition is associated with greater health complications.
These include pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus, high triglyceride, high blood pressure, low HDL (good cholesterol), increased inflammation, increased risk of heart attacks and stroke.
Dr. Kamyar Farhangfar
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Medical consequences

Medical consequences of obesity are many.
Obese people can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Liver damage from fatty liver (fat building up inside the liver) can start in teenagers, but heart damage should not appear until adulthood. Other problems include being teased by others and being too out-of-shape to fully participate in games & sports.

In brief: Medical consequences

Medical consequences of obesity are many.
Obese people can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Liver damage from fatty liver (fat building up inside the liver) can start in teenagers, but heart damage should not appear until adulthood. Other problems include being teased by others and being too out-of-shape to fully participate in games & sports.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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