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Question: What are the health risks associated with obesity?


  1. Diabetes
  2. Hypertension
  3. Hyperlipidemia
  4. Coronary artery disease
  5. Cerebral vascular disease
  6. Degenerative arthritis
  7. Obstuctive sleep apnea
  8. Gallbladder disease
  9. Cancers of endometrium, breast, colon, and prostate
  10. Psychological complications (depression, poor self-esteem, discrimination)
    Reference: Stein CJ, Colditz GA: The epidemic of obesity. JCEM 89(6):2522-2525, 2004. 

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