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What are the health risks associated with obesity ?

* Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes. The risk of type 2 diabetes increases with the degree and duration of obesity. Type 2 diabetes is associated with central obesity; a person with central obesity has excess fat around his/her waist, so that the body is shaped like an apple. * High blood pressure (hypertension). Hypertension is common among obese adults. A Norwegian study showed that weight gain tended to increase blood pressure in women more significantly than in men. The risk of developing high blood pressure is also higher in obese people who are apple shaped (central obesity) than in people who are pear shaped (fat distribution mainly in hips and thighs). * High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) * Stroke (cerebrovascular accident or CVA) * Heart attack. A prospective study found that the risk of developing coronary artery disease increased three to four times in women who had a BMI greater than 29. A Finnish study showed that for every one kilogram (2.2 pounds) increase in body weight, the risk of death from coronary artery disease increased by one percent. In patients who have already had a heart attack, obesity is associated with an increased likelihood of a second heart attack. * Congestive heart failure * Cancer. While not conclusively proven, some observational studies have linked obesity to cancer of the colon in men and women, cancer of the rectum and prostate in men, and cancer of the gallbladder and uterus in women. Obesity may also be associated with breast cancer, particularly in postmenopausal women. Fat tissue is important in the production of estrogen, and prolonged exposure to high levels of estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer. * Gallstones * Gout and gouty arthritis * Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) of the knees, hips, and the lower back * Sleep apnea
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well that might be the theory it doesent mean it is true,

i am the curviest and both mom and dad are obese my sister and brother came out obese. I look at my family tree and they are all obese.

Most say I'm lucky but... what confuses me is that I eat the most!!!!

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kaushikpandit's  Response
obesity lies in the genes,what the studies say so... But still weight reduction is the nth thing !!!!
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obese people has been an increase due to the fat in more foods. Some ways to stop it is not reducing your food nor tubes(an operation)

i as-well am the skinniest and i excersize 

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