Harmful effects of excess weight
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How does obesity cause health problems?

Obesity causes a number of health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleeping problems, joint pain, and many more.

This is because as we gain weight, the number of body’s cells storing fat increase. These cells release chemicals called cytokines that act on the normal metabolism of the body. As the fat increases, more cytokines are released. They change the way fat and sugar are processed by our body. This increases our risk of a number of disease conditions.1 To know more about the harmful effects of obesity, click here.

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Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Brethauer S, Kashyap S, Schauer P. Obesity. [internet]. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Center for Continuing Education. 2013. [cited 2015 Nov 27] Available from: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/obesity/