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Medical Complications of Obesity

Graphic: Medical Complications of Obesity - Obesity affects many body parts:  brain (stroke); throat (sleep apena, snoring); lungs (lung disease, asthma, pulmonary blood clots); heart (heart disease, diabetes, abnormal lipid profile, high blood pressure); liver (liver disease, fatty liver, cirrhosis); pancreas (pancreatitis); gall bladder (gallstones); uterus (female disorders, abnormal periods, infertility); knees (arthritis); calves (inflamed veins, often with blood clots); feet (gout); breast, uterus, colon, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, prostate (cancer).

Source: Adapted from Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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