Obesity Can Lead To THESE Health-related Risks In Individuals

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Globally, there are now more people who are obese than who are underweight. However, obesity leads to various health problems which you should know. Read more

Written By Jeet Anandani | Mumbai | Updated On:
Obesity

Suffering from various health problems has become quite common today. While it is necessary to follow a healthy diet, due to the availability of junk food at our doorstep, some of us indulge in unhealthy eating every now and then. Having a cheat day is alright sometimes. However, if we don't control our food intake and don't stick to a healthy diet, we may fall prey to various diseases. One of those may be obesity. Let us take a look at what problems does obesity lead to. 

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Health risks associated with obesity

Diabetes

Diabetes reduces your body's ability to control blood sugar. As per a study, people who suffer from obesity are more likely to get diabetes compared to people with a normal weight. However, you can reduce the risk of the same by exercising and have a healthy lifestyle. Doing any physical activity might also allow you to reduce the amount of diabetes medication you need.

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Cancer 

As per online reports, being overweight can also lead to having cancer. While women reportedly might face cancer of uterus, gallbladder, ovary, breast and colon, men may face colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. 

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Heart Disease

People who are overweight are more likely to have high blood pressure which leads to major risk of heart disease and stroke. Being overweight also leads to angina, which is a type of chest pain or discomfort which is caused when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. However, by losing excess weight by even 10 per cent can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Disclaimer: The content provided above is for information purposes. This is no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. 

 

 

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