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.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility