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What are the health consequences of being overweight ?

Tags: food, health, health consequences
Asked by jafar, 27 Jan '13 11:53 pm
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Health problems of being overweight can be a lot and have been properly described by the three four answers you have already got. But my point is that these are many a times given more weightage then they deserve. The most common problem mentioned is increase in cholestoral levels which may lead to heart problems. But in real life I have seen so many overweight problem whose cholestoral levels are normal, many of them never got it checked and enjoyed rich food till they grew old and died. At the same time I have seen so many slim and trim people with high cholestoral and have suffered from heart problems. Two of my friends, both of them sportsmen at the state level in hockey and football have high cholestoral and both have had open heart surguries performed. Again the main reason for diabetes is not being over weight and you yourself would have noticed that most diabetes patients are not overweight. Decreased physical activity should also not be linked to being overweight. One of my fr ...more
Answered by Manoj Adwani, 28 Jan '13 12:48 am

 
  
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Being overweight or obese can have a serious impact on health. Carrying extra fat leads to serious health consequences such as cardiovascular disease (mainly heart disease and stroke), type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis, and some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon). These conditions cause premature death and substantial disability.
Answered by Quest, 28 Jan '13 12:32 am

 
  
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Consequences of being overweight are innumerable. From getting gout involving the big toe of a foot to ailments of the rest of the body.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 27 Jan '13 11:57 pm

 
  
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Overweight can lead to
Diabetes
osteoarthritis
Sleep apnoea syndrome
coronary artery disease
decreased physical activiity
hypertension
anxiety--depression
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 27 Jan '13 11:56 pm

 
  
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The health problems that stem from being overweight go way beyond the ones we usually hear about, like diabetes and heart disease. Being overweight can also affect a person's joints, breathing, sleep, mood, and energy levels. So being overweight can impact a person's entire quality of life
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Answered by Lucky, 27 Jan '13 11:55 pm

 
  
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