Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Obesity is a disease that can have deadly health risks.

People who are diagnosed with obesity have an increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following:

  • All-causes of death (mortality)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart Attacks
  • Stroke
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Breathing problems
  • Cancers of the esophagus, pancreas, colon, rectum, kidney, endometrium, ovaries, gallbladder, breast, or liver.
  • Poor quality of life
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders as low self-esteem or depression.
  • Body and Back pain
  • Urinary incontinence

Contact Family Nutrition Center to schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitians. Let us help you meet your health and nutrition goals.