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Obesity and Your Health

Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat, to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It can lead to reduced life expectancy and increased health conditions such as:

  • Certain types of cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Reflux
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type II Diabetes

The causes of obesity include the following:

  • Excessive food intake
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Endocrine disorders