Medical Complications

Key Points

• Obesity is more closely related to elevated triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol than elevated total and LDL cholesterol.

• Weight loss is the most effective lifestyle change to lower blood pressure.

• Up to 80% of cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus are attributable to overweight and obesity.

• Obesity plays a role in 14% of cancer deaths in men and 20% in women.

Based on observational studies, obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic medical conditions. In conjunction with other risk factors, obesity can greatly impact the chances of developing many diseases. In general, the increased risk for morbidity and mortality begins in the overweight range and correlates more strongly with BMI over 30 kg/m2 (Flegal et al., 2004). The risk of specific conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension, varies with gender and ethnic origin.

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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