Diseases related to obesity
Obesity increases the risk of developing a large number of diseases including: {{}}Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes High blood pressure (hypertension) Stroke (cerebrovascular accident or CVA) Heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) Heart failure (congestive heart failure) Cancer (certain forms such as cancer of the prostate and cancer of the colon and rectum) Gallstones and gall bladder disease (cholecystitis) Gout and gouty arthritis Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) of the knees, hips, and the lower back Sleep apnea (failure to breath normally during sleep, lowering blood oxygen) Pickwickian syndrome (obesity, red face, underventilation, and drowsiness).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Medical research related to low-carbohydrate diets — Low carbohydrate diets became a major weight loss and health maintenance trend during the late 1990s and early 2000s.[1][2][3] While their popularity has waned recently from its peak, they remain popular.[4][5] This diet trend has stirred major… …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity in the Middle East and North Africa — Obesity in North Africa and the Middle East is a notable health issue. In 2005, the World Health Organization measured that 1.6 billion people were overweight and 400 million were obese. It estimates that by the year 2015, 2.3 billion people will …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome — Classification and external resources Obesity hypoventilation syndrome often improves with positive airway pressure treatment administered overnight by a machine such as this device ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Diseases of affluence — is a term sometimes given to selected diseases and other health conditions which are commonly thought to be a result of increasing wealth in a society.[1] Also referred to as the Western disease” paradigm, these diseases are in contrast to so… …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity — Cla …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity in China — A McDonald s Chinese New Year meal. American fast food outlets have been blamed for the increase in obesity in China.[1] Obesity in China is a major health concern according to the WHO, with overall r …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity-associated morbidity — Gynecomastia as seen in an obese male. Whether obesity should be considered a disease on its own, it is also an important risk factor for many chronic physical and mental illnesses.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity in the United States — Historical U.S. Obesity Rate, 1960 2004.[1] Obesity in the United States has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent decades. While many industrialized countries have experienced similar increases, obesity rates in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • Obesity — The state of being well above ones normal weight. A person has traditionally been considered to be obese if they are more than 20 percent over their ideal weight. That ideal weight must take into account the person’s height, age, sex, and build.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Obesity in France — has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent years. It is now considered a political issue whereas before it would have been an issue reported on television talk shows or in women s magazines just a few years prior.[1] There is a …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”