Obesity leads to Osteoarthritis when extra weight and pressure is placed on joints and cartilage, causing them to wear away.
Obesity increases the incidence of Sleep Apnea in which a person stops breathing for short periods of time during the night. It also raises the risk of heart failure.
Major studies have shown persons with obesity, by losing 10% of fat, you can reduce your risk of diabetes by almost 60%.
Obesity may increase the risk of developing many types of cancer, including most common cancers – the colon, prostate and breast cancer. Emerging studies are also showing a link to Esophageal and Kidney cancers.
Obesity has also been linked to Gallbladder disease.