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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

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).



Obesity Table

Obesity Table: You are obese if you are this tall, and weigh more than: 6’4” – 246lbs. 6’3” – 240lbs. 6’2” – 234lbs. 6’1” – 227lbs. 6’0” – 221lbs. 5’11” – 215lbs. 5’10” – 209lbs. 5’9” – 203lbs. 5’8” – 197lbs. 5’7” – 191lbs. 5’6” – 186lbs. 5’5” – 180lbs. 5’4” – 175lbs. 5’3” – 169lbs. 5’2” – 164lbs. 5’1” – 159lbs. 5’0” – 153lbs.

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Table Calculate Your Body Mass Index Web Site.

Obesity Table: You are obese if you are this tall, and weigh more than: 6’4” – 246lbs. 6’3” – 240lbs. 6’2” – 234lbs. 6’1” – 227lbs. 6’0” – 221lbs. 5’11” – 215lbs. 5’10” – 209lbs. 5’9” – 203lbs. 5’8” – 197lbs. 5’7” – 191lbs. 5’6” – 186lbs. 5’5” – 180lbs. 5’4” – 175lbs. 5’3” – 169lbs. 5’2” – 164lbs. 5’1” – 159lbs. 5’0” – 153lbs.

 
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  • Page last updated: August 3, 2010
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