Risks of Obesity
What are the health risks associated with obesity?
Obesity can contribute to a number of serious health conditions, some of which are listed below:
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease – includes disorders of the heart and blood vessels such as heart attacks and strokes.
- Sleep apnoea- a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts during sleep.