Type 2 Diabetes
More a person tends towards obesity, more does he move towards obesity
Bone and cartilage degeneration (Osteoarthritis)
Bone and cartilage degeneration (osteoarthritis): Obesity increases the risk of osteoarthritis in the joints, especially in the knee joints.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Various factors lead to hypertension. One among them is obesity as it produces large amount of insulin; and excess insulin leads to hypertension.
Coronary Heart Disease
Obesity is one of the major reasons for cardiovascular risks in human being.
Diseases like gall bladder stones and high level of cholesterol are caused by obesity.
High total cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
The primary dyslipidemia related to obesity is characterized by increased triglycerides, decreased HDL levels and abnormal LDL composition. (Howard BV, Ruotolo G, Robbins DC.).
Obesity can also cause respiratory problems. Breathing is difficult as the lungs are decreased in size and the chest wall becomes very heavy and difficult to lift. (Medical College of Wisconsin).
Chance of Breast cancer is reduced by 85%, Chance of Colon cancer is reduced by 70% with the help of Bariatric Surgery.
Obesity has been found to be linked to sleep apnea. Also, weight reduction has been associated with comparable reductions in the severity of sleep apnea. (NHLBI).
Rising obesity rates have been linked to more strokes among women aged 35 to 54.