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6.2: Diseases Associated with Excessive Body Fat

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    According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a wide array of diseases can be linked to excessive body fat.2 Some of them are:

    • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
    • Hypertension
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Lung Disorders
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Asthma
    • Musculoskeletal Diseases
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Gout
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Pancreatitis
    • Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease
    • Dementia
    • Psychological Problems and Quality of Life
    • Kidney Disease
    • Pregnancy Problems

    An explanation of how being overweight relates to each disease (those highlighted) can be viewed by clicking on the following link.

    NIH-Explanation of Disease Risk Associated with Overweight


    This page titled 6.2: Diseases Associated with Excessive Body Fat is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Flynn et al. (GALILEO Open Learning Materials) .

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