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Weight and Health

Excess weight increases risks for other health issues, including some forms of cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.

Weight and Health

Excess weight increases risks for other health issues, including some forms of cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.

Losing excess weight is not just cosmetic

Did you know obesity can increase the risk of developing over 50 other conditions? And the chances of developing more advanced weight-related conditions increase as weight increases.

Weight is linked to overall health

Weight can seriously impact overall health. Some weight-related health risks include:

  • Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Depression
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea (difficulty breathing while sleeping)
  • Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Infertility

The impact of 5%-10%

Weight loss of 5%-10% can improve some weight-related conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Healthier eating habits and daily physical activity promote better blood sugar levels, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and improve blood lipid control.

Talk with a qualified health care provider about your weight today.

After weight loss, the body keeps trying to regain the weight for at least 12 months. Healthy eating and physical activity are important but may not be enough. Medical intervention such as medications, behavioral counseling, and even surgery can help.

After weight loss, the body keeps trying to regain the weight for at least 12 months. Healthy eating and physical activity are important but may not be enough. Medical intervention such as medications, behavioral counseling, and even surgery can help.

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