Obesity is a risk factor for which health conditions?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for the following health conditions:

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Hypertension

  • Dyslipidemia

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Stroke

  • Depression

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

  • Infertility (women) and erectile dysfunction (men)

  • Risk of stillbirth [54, 55]

  • Gall bladder disease

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Some cancers (eg, endometrial, breast, and colon) [7, 8, 9]

  • Asthma


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