Health Risks

Obesity and Mortality

Large longitudinal studies have shown that high BMI is associated with increased risk of overall mortality. As your BMI goes up so does you risk of death. With BMI > 40 calculated to give a 7-9 year shorter life-span.

Bhaskaran et al. (2018). Association of BMI with overall and cause specific mortality: a population cohort study of 3.6million adults in the UK. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology. 6: 944-53.

Weight Related Health Issues

  • Insulin resistance
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High choles
  • Heart Disease
  • Fatty liver
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sleep Anpoea
  • Asthma
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Gallstones
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Lymphoedema

Obesity Associated Cancers

  • Colon
  • Breast
  • Endometrial
  • Ovarian
  • Thyroid
  • Gall Bladder
  • Pancreas
If you have a family history of any of these cancers or any other risk factors then you need to reduce your overall risk by losing weight.

Psychological Impact

Many people experience social isolation and do not enjoy leaving the house. Physical limitations due to weight include normal daily tasks, tiring quickly or just run out of breath while clothes shopping, getting in and out of cars and personal hygiene may be difficult.

  • Lower self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Poor self-image
  • Depression
  • Discrimination at home & in the workplace
  • Sexual limitations

We see dramatic improvements in quality of life after weight loss!

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